African Wild Dog

African wild dogs have a reluctance to water because of their vulnerability to crocodiles and can lose prey that flees to water.

African wild dogs are very reluctant to venture into water where they easily fall prey to crocodiles, such as the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus).

Because of this reluctance, animals the dogs prey on can escape by fleeing to bodies of water.

Image | © Lip Kee Yap, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Sources | (Wildlife Africa CC, 2004)

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