Wild Dog Plays Dead To Escape Lion

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    Calvet, a forty-nine-year-old African Bush Camps’ guide, and his guests from Somalisa Camp were on a game drive in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, when they came across a pack of wild dogs that just finished eating a kudu but ended up being too close to a lioness!
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    There was another vehicle from Somalisa Camp at the sighting (it can be seen in the video) and both vehicles had around 4 guests in it.
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    The wild dogs had killed a kudu and spent most of the day resting and cooling off in the pan. However, in the afternoon they were spotted by a female lion. The lioness is one of Cecil's daughters who is nursing cubs not too far from Chris pan, where the sighting took place, and she is a bit of a celebrity there in Hwange National Park.
    With her eyes fixed on the pack, Cecil’s daughter crouched and started to stalk, and in the flash of a moment, she pounced and managed to grab one of the dogs. As you can hear on the audio of the video, the Somalisa guests were in a slight state of shock, as the attack of the lioness came rather immediate and as a surprise.
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    The lioness held onto the wild dog for a long time which seemed lifeless in her grip and many already believed it was already dead, as it stayed completely still. The Somalisa guests felt helpless for the captured wild dog and had almost given up hope for him. When another member of the pack approached the lioness, she sprang into action, attacking the other wild dog ferociously.
    Then, to the surprise of everyone watching, the previously caught wild dog got up and was able to make his escape. The guests were very relieved at this and were amazed to see how the wild dog was able to pretend to be dead for so long.
    Both wild dogs have been confirmed to have survived the attack unharmed. This incident took place two or so weeks ago and our follow up sees that the wild dog, named “Notch,” is still alive and seemingly healthy, which is a relief as he is the alpha male of the pack, which we call the “Kennedy pack.” The alpha female, called “Storm” is very pregnant, so some pups are hopefully on the way as well. We couldn't identify the second dog grabbed but it has also been confirmed to have survived.
    This is an extremely rare sighting and Calvet himself has never seen such a scenario in over ten years as a safari guide. His advice to someone who might have this same experience one day is to “keep an eye out for the underdog and to never underestimate wild dogs!”
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    1. Nikki Cyprian

      Lions don't usually eat wild dogs and hyenas!

    2. 72defender

      Dog: Ha ha I tricked you and escapes. Lion: 😲

    3. Mohammad Sali

      It’s confused !!! You guys are confused. Why did you start filming trees and grass in the most important part ?!!! Now tell me , who’s confused 🐕

    4. ghost ghost

      if it tried to fight it would have been dead so it stayed relaxed untill the right moment to escape smart doggy ❤🤣

    5. Media Buster

      worst camera work ever..

    6. funichigo

      Wait how did that work? I thought cats could tell if an animal is dead or not

    7. Judah Mourn

      The dog is a paid actor

    8. Karley Nangauta

      These animals get smarter and smarter, ya' know? Smart dog. x3

    9. fghfhg1212121

      Why the fuck he didn't film the lion's reaction?!

    10. Eng.Hassan 83

      Fuck you the girl just said oh my God No vedio where is battel Fouck you.

    11. G M

      Young inexperienced lioness, a veteran lion would bite until the the neck goes *crackle pop

    12. Michael Phom


    13. let love guard. willifun

      That is a miracle!

    14. Red Rum

      Please, please, please, can these women stop going on safari.

    15. Demonic Beast

      Nooo... nooooo.. aanhhh.. noooo.. 😈😈😈

    16. Frankhenery Henery

      the photographer on this channel makes me nervous ! the shaking hand-the object on the left and he photographs on the right-we do not know when to zoom forward or backward - instability = 0

    17. mikeyb byekim

      Who's the dipshit holding the videos? Do it right or don't at all. Poor thing. Personally I think people should be interesting when one of these critical AWDs lives are in danger. They say not to interfere with nature, but we already did when man nearly we'd them out close to Extinction. So hence that, I Dem it totally acceptable to try n scare off anything trying to hurt/kill them. Man owes that to them in return.

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    18. Pierro Pedro

      True definition of a real gangsta..

    19. Raja Rajan

      It's surprised 😲 to camera man 👨 🎦. Otherwise he could covered properly 🤷‍♂️. Anyhow we missed something.

    20. Raja Rajan

      I think the lion 🦁 doesn't have teeth. 😁

    21. Shane

      I want every one there taking pictures of that should be fired and WHOS giving that dog an Oscar

    22. IVAN REIS

      Hyena inteligente!!!!

    23. LionsAllday DETROIT

      Even when the camera man realized the wild dog got up he still didn't put the camera on him smh I mean I don't get that shit

    24. tom tom

      I couldent do it anny better, respect 😂

    25. tom tom

      Top dog!!!!!! 😀

    26. Habib Ali

      Kill all the fucking dogs

    27. VoJoProductions

      Made this video with my friend talking about wild canines with three random people case you're interested us-new.com/online/video-h-0vll421O4.html #PaintedWolves

    28. Bharat Gupta

      Dog got a free ride .. in lions mouth.

    29. NorCal SawSquatch

      Good for him! Such a lil BAD ASS

    30. min mun mon

      Deservedly! Silly wild dog To eat other animal,this clip was eaten by lion hahaha 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😄😄😘😘

    31. bluueboi51

      That boy chocked him for a min there uh, he's like not today buddy

    32. Prince Rain

      Such good doggo friends

    33. Hakan Dinç

      God Great

    34. Alias Glilou

      This saved dog will never get close to the Lions

    35. Strawberry Dobreva

      Oscar winning performance Well done Janice

    36. Brenax Quiny

      Mission passed ✔ Respect +

    37. aafaq khan

      😂😂 After watching him running Lion: Wtf dude

    38. Billy  Xayasomroth

      We evolved watching their intimate way of life and became the only two persistent hunting cultures on the savannah starting around homo ergaster. It’s amazing how man and dog are friends today.

    39. Roland Sterijuanna

      Lion to dog: omaewa mou shindeiru *Dog plays dead and escapes from the lion* Lion itself : NANI!

    40. Hypnotic J

      Idiot camera man

    41. mohd Azif

      This just tells me Animals do relize what is death And learn to play death I suspect animal do have feelings like us humans 😯

    42. Paiman Namazi

      Camera work .....what should I say? Just like your typical driver on the roadways. Drifting in their lane due to the important task of texting. Typical goomba can't multitask..

    43. jose carlos pedrosa

      Leoa estúpida,

    44. Sakhumuzi Ngcobo

      Camera man turn down the camera filmed his car. 😳😠😡

    45. ednan9

      And the Oscar goes to ......Wild Dog

    46. Kevon Evans

      Mom: wakeup it's school morning!! Me: stop breathing Mom: call 991 Me: mom I'm alive!!!!😫😫

    47. datboy134

      Wow wow thats just brilliant.


      Incrível !!

    49. Penny Lover

      It took watching it again to notice that the greedy lioness dropped the first dog and ran after another one. I thought the second dog was the first dog and took off running. The first dog was dropped then lay there for a split second before running off in the opposite direction.

    50. Blackk Cat

      Dog starts escaping at 1:00

    51. SpiritHawk7

      Why is it that every time the most interesting part happens, the person filming doesn't prioritize it? They always seem to get too dumbstruck and let the camera focus on anything and everything else afterward, missing it. Wtf is the point of even randomly filming something if you aren't going to capture the entire thing?

    52. Jamal Jamal


    53. Imraan imu

      Wow what a filmi 🐕 dog

    54. tommy19851

      this dog is smarter than my wife....i need to play dead next time.

    55. Exoress Delivers

      After seeing so many videos of these wild dogs eating poor Impala while they were still alive causing great suffering at least the tables were turned in this case.

    56. Penny Lover

      You know what, I've never really cared for hyenas but this one has my respect.

      1. Manga Addict

        A Painted Wild Dog. Its actually not related to the Hyenas, but people often mistake it for being a sub relative to them.

    57. Karine Buinier

      Petitions 🇬🇧 against animal testing on peta.org.uk 💕 🌺 🐾

    58. Subhajit Chakraborty

      Size doesn’t matter, it’s how you use your brain.

    59. Pamela Medina

      keep camera on subject

    60. Blanca Galeano

      Lion: time to eat this boi *wild dog escapes* Wild dog: HAHA NOOB

    61. Bunk Man

      I don't think he was so much "playing dead" as the lions grip looks as if was on the artery that supplies blood to the brain. It was almost totally unconscious until the lion released its grip then the "flee" instinct kicked in...lucky for this mutt.

    62. A Shaji

      Wild dog to her future kids :What do we say to the God of death ?? Kids : Not today !!

    63. James J.M.S.S

      "Cats are smarter than dogs, huh? Right. She doesn't even know the meaning of the word "Stay." - Chance 1993

    64. El Californio

      That deserves an academy award!

    65. Muzaffer Özgür

      Oy will die soon.

    66. Fleisson Marcondes

      As a person files poorly, she needs to take a film course.

    67. em kali

      This is the meaning of being greedy! I bet on her way back she might have blamed those tourists for hiding/taking her kill!

    68. secret star

      Happy birthday the dog..

    69. Saddened Stories

      Dog being faitful now consider inteligent as well

    70. The Curious Guy

      I wanna hit cameramen

    71. Chastity B.

      We didn’t even see it happen..bum ass camera

    72. lickmynuts alongtime

      And the Oscar for best leading actor in a dead possum role goes to... The dog will eventually die from neck wounds getting infected. He will become lion food soon enough.

    73. Minarchist 412

      Lions are evil

    74. Aron Max


    75. tony✔️

      Wild dogs are no less than any wild animal... But Lion is lion.. No doubt they are called king of jungle

    76. Rohan Lawrence

      Hold your dog by the back of his neck and lift; see what he does?

    77. Prolific Poster

      That’s a Hyena, which are distant relatives of cats, not a dog.

    78. DancinJim

      Why is the stupid woman speaking saying 'no', all disappointed? This is bloodlust.

    79. Dan Par2

      Tyson furry after he got hit in the 12 lmao

    80. andy georgiou

      That dogs the envy of all the politicians in the UK

    81. JOHNNYwxw

      How the hell was it still alive after that bite?

    82. Aloha ImElmo

      GOT YOU BRO !!! LOL

    83. SuperJaaaaaa

      Neymar! is that you mdfk!

    84. Nick

      Free the dog. Kill the camera man.

    85. David Chikonda

      I think the cameraman should be investigated

    86. AHRI - The Nine Tailed Fox

      The dog escaped to safety ❤ but now the lion have nothing to eat 😢😭

    87. tim6697

      Wild dog was like... Hahahaaaa! FUCK YOU SUCKERRRRRRR! 🖕🖕🖕🖕

    88. Camelia Camelia

      First of all that’s a hyena ... not a wild dog.

    89. ricky ticky

      Great camera work....

    90. JFK EOrder Abolish Fed Res

      bad video

    91. Mike Anderson

      smart dog :)

    92. Di Gu

      Other dog came to the rescue, this dog had nothing to do

    93. Ruby Carbuncle

      Lion: I’m surrounded by idiots


      Lions teeth😄lucky dog that it wasn't a Tiger or tigress!! A leopard could've done the job!!

    95. ChiquitaSpeaks

      Wild dog bible: And when found in thee jaws of a Lioness humble thyself doggo and you shall be freed.

    96. sickb2200

      Girl, you really got me now. No, ya don't - haha!

    97. Jim Thomas

      just goes to show that dogs are smarter than cats , stupid pussy cat

    98. DrTNT👌🏾

      That's one smart wild dog...🤙

    99. kevin mucyo

      And the oscar goes too...

    100. Benedict Buberwa

      That's the perfect explanation of Being Strategic! "Perseverance In Temporal Pain for a Greater Victory "