Jackal hunting!

Don’t worry – no animals were hurt during or before the creation of this blog post.

A jackal got into the girl’s pen. We don’t know how, we don’t know when, but apparently he’s been grabbing old bones and is munching on them, but since it was probably a sick animal (maybe even infected with rabies) it had to get out. That’s why Anne and James prepared the dart gun and loaded some darts with tranquilizer. Before leaving we checked the fence, but didn’t see any apparent holes. Steven, a tour guide, claimed he saw the jackal at least two times in the morning, so we figured he’d still be there since jackals are most active during twilight. We then drove into the pen (actually it was Anne), with James on the back of the pickup and with Markus and my humble self sitting in the back and trying to find him. Unfortunately, the jackal didn’t show up during our visit, so we had to leave again with our business unfinished.

Apart from that we also got to lead some tourists from Hungary and Germany around. This was a nice experience, too… I feel like I know a lot, at least I could answer nearly any question they threw at me 😀

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