Dog Impaled by Bushbuck

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    Dog Impaled by Bushbuck

    These pictures are from a PH friend of mine in the East Cape. His client wounded a bushbuck and they sent "Jackson" on the blood trail after him. As with all Jack Russell's, Jackson is fearless. Before they could get in to finish him off, Jackson had him cornered. When they emerged into the opening the bushbuck came at them with Jackson attached as shown. Jackson was giving him hell even as they shot and killed the bushbuck. To keep him from bleeding to death, they cut the bushbuck's head off and left it attached to Jackson until they could get to the vet 3 hours away. Jackson still hunts to this day and is still "fearless". Never underestimate the "will to live" of any animal, especially a bushbuck!

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    Great dog.
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    Or a Jack Russell Terrier!

    A guy told me those little dogs look in the mirror and see lion looking back!
     
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    Did Jackson make it
     
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    In Craig Boddington's book Tracks Across Africa he tells a similar story. Craig wounded a bushbuck somewhere in the Eastern Cape, they sent in the Jack Russell. The bushbuck gored the dog in the belly before Craig had a chance to finish off the buck. Horrified at the state of the hound, Craig ran in and picked up the now very pissed off dog so that they could rush him off to the vet. The dog decided to get his satisfaction by locking his teeth onto Craig's face.

    I had a chance to discuss this with Craig at DSC a year or two ago. He proudly showed me the still present scars on his face. And yes, the dog survived to hunt again.
     
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    Yes sir, he did. His owner just sent an update on Jackson just last week. Due to a tumor, he had to have his right eye removed. Amazingly tough dog! Ashley say's he still wants to hunt.
     
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    Pity the dog.
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    Those dogs will hunt until they can no longer move and they will still want to hunt.
     
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    I agree with Witold....what a brave dog! GREAT Dog in fact.
     
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    A mate of mine hunts pigs in the NT with a Jack Russell. Little Rip got bit on the muzzle by a big boar and his muzzle was detached from his skull. The vet worked his magic and Rip was back hunting pigs in no time, he did have a slight sneer though.
     
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    Poor dog:unsure:. Those bushbuck I ve heard are down right nasty. I hope he still hunt's.
     
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    Great story, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Sorry for the dog, but that's a bushbuck for you!
     

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