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Video: Impala vs. wild dog vs. hippo vs. crocodile at Kruger


This is a truly gripping sighting caught on film of what started out to be a regular wild dog hunt, but ended up with an action-packed turn of events! 

22 year old student, Robyn Wessels, captured these spectacular scenes at Transport Dam, a place made famous by the viral video named Battle at Kruger, which showed a buffalo being hunted by a pride of lions and a crocodile in the Kruger National Park.

wild-dog-impalaRoby and her husband were first to leave the gate early morning on the 10th of July while staying at Pretoriuskop. According to the Latest Sightings app, Skukuza area is a great place for action sightings so Robyn and her husband headed to Skukuza, bound to see something incredible.


At Transport Dam, they turned off to have a look what was at the dam. Robyn said: “Another car was already leaving the dam and we thought that we might just be wasting our time, but nevertheless, we went on in.”


Robyn continued, “As we arrived, there were no animals to be seen anywhere. I even checked with the binoculars for any sighting of animals, but it was very quiet. Just as we were about to leave, my husband yelled out: ‘Look!! Here comes an impala and wild dogs are chasing it!!’ I quickly grabbed my camera and began to shoot the video. We were the only car for several minutes. By the time other cars started arriving, they had already missed a lot of the action.


“We were so shocked, I was shaking while busy taking the video! We could not believe our eyes!
Although it was an amazing sighting we felt sorry for the poor impala.

“Towards the end we thought the impala drowned. We only realised later when watching the video on my laptop that a crocodile grabbed the impala and rolled it. As if there was not enough action taking place already!”


Robyn concluded: “This was definitely a once in a lifetime 10/10 sighting.”

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