Blackbacked Jackel vs. Vultures-1st Image
Blackbacked Jackel vs.vultures-this & next image: This young jackel is trying to chase vultures off the carrion he has found. But when he goes to those on his R, the vultures behind him sneak in and grab big bites. When he goes to his L, those behind on the R do the same thing. We watched this event until there was nothing left on the carcass.The jackel became so exhausted chasing back-and-forth that he got very little to eat. The vultures had done all the 'eating', while the jackel got only a lot of 'chasing'. [Serengeti, Tanzania].