Epic Struggle - Jackal catches Marabou
Just one last stop before leaving the park led to the most unexpected sighting of an undaunted jackal taking on the meal of lifetime.
28-year-old Civil Engineer, Dian Swanepoel, experienced this thrilling sighting at Kubu Dam in the Pilanesburg National Park.
“We were on our way out of the park via Bakubung Gate when we decided to make one last stop to view the animals and birds at Kubu dam.
I happened to notice that there was a jackal lying flat on the ground in front of us but we were distracted by the filming of the two elephants.
In the blink of an eye the jackal began running towards a marabou and went flat out to grab it around the neck.
I was feeling both shocked and amazed at the same time whilst watching this all unfold. I felt terribly sorry for the marabou but a meal is a meal…
The jackal toyed around with the marabou and seemed to be super chuffed with himself as his tail was wagging side to side like an excited domestic dog.
We hung around for a bit watching the jackal dig in to the feast and hit the road shortly after”.