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“Last Stand: Bushbuck’s Fight to Protect Itself from a Pack of Wild Dogs”


A bushbuck was unlucky when it was consumed by three wild dogs while still alive at MalaMala Game Reserve in Mpumalanga.

In a video not for the faint-hearted, the bushbuck can be seen making a run for its life before it was caught by the wild dogs.

The bushbuck put up quite a fight before it was consumed by the wild dogs while alive.

The heart-wrenching video was captured by photographer Jacques Proust and shared on the Latest Sightings.

Describing the moment before the attack, Proust said a peaceful sighting turned into a fierce battle when the wild dogs spotted the bushbuck.

“I noticed an animal standing not more than 40m away in a small tributary that feeds into the Sand River. To my absolute amazement, it was a wild dog,” said Proust.


“I couldn’t believe our luck. We put down our cameras and I started the car and approached the animal.

“As I slowly approached, I noticed it was quite inquisitive. We looked in the thickets and saw a male bushbuck standing there. I knew this would be a tough antelope to bring down for one wild dog.”

Proust said although the sighting was extremely gruesome, the tactics displayed by the wild dogs were amazing to witness, as was the fight in the bushbuck.

“A sighting like this is extremely hard to watch, but I’m glad I was there to witness it.”


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