Black-backed jackal in a hurry

While for some their trigger finger itches when they see a black-backed jackal, I like these opportunistic hunters. This one was in a real hurry, running towards and past us on the road, tongue out. I wonder where he had to go!

Author: johannekekroesbergen

I am an anthropologist of religion and photographer, currently living in Pretoria, South Africa. I wrote my PhD-thesis on narratives about Satanism in Zambia. Currently I am preparing a new research project that uses photography as an ethnographic method. In my free time, I love hiking, safaris and enjoying nature through photography.

5 thoughts on “Black-backed jackal in a hurry”

  1. It is nice to see 300 dead sheep. Just killed for fun. I so understand the farmers. One jackal can ruin an entire farming community and it once took over four years to track a single one down. Meanwhile it caused havoc.

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      1. The type of predator makes a huge difference. Lions and leopards are big cats, same as cheetah, serval and caracal. None of these will kill a whole flock in cold blood. Jackals by nature are just different.

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