Not this jackals day! Birds flock away from hungry jackal on the loose

Pic by Johan Barnard/Caters News

It’s a case of jackal and HIDE for this unlucky animal – as a jackal was caught on camera desperately trying – and failing – to catch his dinner.

The jackal can be seen running around, chasing the birds that he hopes are for dinner.

But after several attempts, and dives aplenty, the jackal goes home empty handed.

Lucky birds!

Pic by Johan Barnard/Caters News

Johan Barnard captured these images at Polenstwa Waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Johan said: “The jackal is trying to catch the doves in the early morning who are coming to quench their thirst.

“These photos were taken with a lot of patience, I was very aware of the jackal‘s movements and had to make sure I was ready and positioned correctly.

Pic by Johan Barnard/Caters News – (Pictured: The clumsy jackal chases the doves, never quite catching one.) – This is one hungry – yet clumsy – jackal! The jackal can be seen running around,chasing the birds that he hopes are for dinner. But after several attempts, and dives aplenty, the jackal goes home empty handed. Lucky birds! Johan Barnard captured these images at Polenstwa Waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. SEE CATERS COPY.Pic Taken Jan 2017

“You’ve got to know your camera settings, and enjoy the effort of the jackal trying to catch it’s breakfast.”