The black-backed jackals were out in full force at the Addo Elephant National Park today. Not going after carrion, but turning over elephant droppings and eating whatever was living there.
I know that jackals will eat almost anything. I have seen them catching flying ants; they caused havoc on our farm, by eating watermelons, but I have never seen this behaviour before. Just goes to show how resilient and resourceful these animals are.
This guy was looking decidedly manky and should perhaps consider a diet change.