[WARNING SHOCKING IMAGES] African Wild Dog Disembowels Impala While It’s Still Alive
If you listen to your average run-o-th-mill tree-hugger, nature is a beautiful place where all of the animals love each other and nothing bad ever happens. Well I’m here to tell you that’s just a big load of horse dung !! Nature is more often than not, a cruel and un-forgiving place and even though some want to believe it isn’t so, the truth is, that nature is a very unforgiving place where the weak are killed by the strong and ‘happy endings’ are few and far between.
No, I’m afraid that in real-life, the animals of the jungles, savanna and the forest, don’t all hold their paws together and sing “Hakuna Matata”.
In the video below, we see one of Africa’s most fierce killers, the African wild dog.
Here is a brief description of the video:
Caught on camera by 45-year-old General Manager, Hans Schuring, he tells LatestSightings.com how this sighting played out: “After camping for twenty-two days in the Kruger National Park, we were on our way home with an early start from Satara camp, heading towards Phabeni gate. As always, we had mixed feelings, a bit sad to leave, but anxious to see one more amazing sighting.
At around 6:50 we were coming around a bend, on the H1-2, heading towards the H12, with the caravan running happily behind our vehicle, when suddenly we saw movement to the right of the road. As we came closer we saw a wild dog standing over an impala that was lying next to the road. Initially, we were a bit disappointed that we’d missed the actual catch by a matter of maybe seconds, but the following moments were very intense and emotional. The impala was still alive trying to get to his feet as the wild dog was biting and tearing away the flesh from the stomach area.
The wild dog continued to bite and pull on the impala so strongly, that the impala managed to get to his feet again, and for a moment we were in disbelief and shock when we saw that the impala’s intestines were hanging outside his body while he was still alive and fending off the wild dog.
The emotions in the vehicle soon changed to a deep sadness for the brave impala, hoping that his misery will end soon. It was heart-breaking to watch, he put up a very brave stand-off against the wild dog but it felt like hours before the rest of the pack began to arrive whilst the wild dog was circling its prey and calling them to join in the kill.
Once the rest of the pack arrived the impala made a last attempt to fend off the pack but they were on him in a matter of seconds and bringing him down, and he finally died. It was brutal and fierce, typical wild dog hunting behaviour, but this is nature at its best and why we love to come back to Kruger Park year after year. In less than ten minutes the pack devoured the impala, side by side, giving each other an opportunity to eat.