29 October 2007

Jackals

I took these pictures of a Black Backed Jackal at the Wolf Sanctuary near Knysna this weekend. These pictures can be considered a follow up to my Wednesday ABC post on Jackals, as I only had pictures of their pelts then. They may be regarded as vermin but I like them - they have character.

Enjoying the sunshine.


Getting comfortable

Strolling through the grass


Watch this spot for the wolves, because that what the sanctuary is all about.

12 comments:

photowannabe said...

Wonderful capture. All the animals are needed for balance. They may be a pest but I think their coats are beautiful.

Kerri said...

They are beautiful animals! Reminds me of a fox.

karoline said...

oh how lucky you are...i luv your posts and photos max..they allow me to be an armchair traveler to someplace i would luv to someday really visit...

Anna said...

Wow these are very cool photos. Are these behind the fence, if not are they dangerous? Very nice photographs. Anna :)

Jenty said...

They're really beautiful!

Old Wom Tigley said...

They have a cuteness that shines through, I look forward to seeing the wolves.

Max-e said...

Hi photowannabe thanks for comment. Their coats have a very fine soft fur

Max-e said...

Hi Kerry, thanks for stopping in and your comments. I think they are delightful animals - but then I am not a sheep farmer.

Max-e said...

Glad you enjoy them Karoline. I must say that in my pre-blogging days I found it frustrating having all these photos and not being able to share them.
South Africa is well worth a visit, there is so much variety packed into this country

Max-e said...

Hi Anna, these were in an enclosure. They are only dangerous if you happen to be their prey. Fortunately they are shy of humans. However, a rabid jackal can be dangerous, as it loses all fear and will attack, but that is the exception.

Max-e said...

Hi Jenty glad you enjoy them.

Max-e said...

Hi Tom, don't be decieved by the cute looks. They can be quite nasty little fellows when they set their minds to it - I have seen what they can do first hand. But then they are predators, doing what predators do. I have just develop a soft spot for them.
The wolves will appear soon