Posted 5th October 2017
Dingoes on Kanjini
Since we bought the property we have seen quite a few dingoes.
Almost all sightings were of solitary animals, but almost all were
too short to take any photos and dingoes are very shy and run away as
soon as possible. Interestingly we have seen both tawn and black
dingoes in almost equal number of sightings. Most sightings were in the
back country close to the escarpment, but some were even near our front
gate or in the middle of the dam wall (where a solitary dingo was
trying to sneak up to an egret at the water's edge).
Once we were very lucky to see a couple of black dingoes running
together along the other side of the dam while we were having lunch.
And we have a fair few pictures of dingoes from several automatic
cameras, but almost all of those are at night. We have heard that
dingoes are useful to deter cats and we have never seen any wild cats
on our land. We were also told that the presence of squatter pigeons is
a good indication that there are not many cats (as those make an easy
meal for cats), and we have plenty of those.
Two black dingoes frollicking on the other side of the dam
Our motion-sensor camera caught this unusal couple on their walk-about in 2016
and then about a year later, these juveniles going along with mum look like they might be the result of the above liasion....
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