These photos reveal the moment when a Hyena was surrounded by a pack of African Wild Dogs.
The Hyena is in a tough spot, backed up against the wall with nowhere to run…
The Hyena fought back, but was heavily outnumbered. The situation looked bleak for the Hyena… until it decided to make a bold move.
At first the Hyena snarled at the Wild Dogs, but the dogs were clearly unfazed. It had to try something else…
In a sudden twist, the Hyena made a last ditch effort and dashed into the river!
The Wild Dogs were seemingly stunned at the sight of the Hyena in the river, and did not follow.
Photographer Marc Mol, a 56-year-old Australian, captured the amazing scene on camera.
He said: “The cackling and laughing sounds of the hyena, coupled with the snarls of the dog squadron were amazing to watch.
“The scene had eight wild dogs terrorising a lone hyena and while normally encounters like this are very fleeting, this one lasted for ages.”
“The hyena was trapped by high ground on one side and water on the other, with the dogs bearing in from all other angles.
“Eventually, the hyena thought it was better taking its chances with the gaping jaws of the hippo and sat it out in the water.”
“Wild dogs have a massive fear of the water as they associate it with crocodiles, so they kept their distance and eventually got bored an slunk away to find something else to eat.”
Photos: Marc Mol/Caters News
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