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  • Sariemarais by Sariemarais

    Oh dear. Are the 2 in the background more surrounding jackal or Thompson's bystanders or am I making false accusations? Time to run?

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  • tillydad by tillydad moderator

    They are more #thomsons in background. It is a #black-backed-jackal confronting the tommy in front . One of the best images we have seen ...

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  • tillydad by tillydad moderator

    where one animal is threatening another . Brilliant ! 😃

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  • Sariemarais by Sariemarais

    Yes I thought it looked exciting .. first confrontation I have seen.What chance would you give the gazelle, Tillydad? A young gazelle?

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  • tillydad by tillydad moderator

    They are capable of killing tommy fawns, though they are often seen off by the parents . They have been observed killing larger prey.....

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  • tillydad by tillydad moderator

    ...but these were injured or sick animals such as impala . They are omnivore predators and scavengers.Unlikely that this tommy was harmed 😃

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  • davidbygott by davidbygott moderator

    I agree with you Tillydad - looks like the tommy is trying to face down the jackal.

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  • LSKE1929 by LSKE1929

    I agee with some of the other comments. Looks to me like a jackal attacking a Thompson gazelle.

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