work jointly on an activity or project.
Just finished breakfast one morning
in the Okavango Delta of Botswana.
A Kudu appears running top speed
along the water’s edge about 50 metres away.
A few seconds alter an African Wild Dog
comes loping along.
We watched them out of sight in stunned silence,
then noticed two more Wild Dogs enter
through an opening in the trees.
Our guide told us that the Johnny Come Latelys
were probably supposed to take up the chase.
Due to their late arrival they had
no sight or scent of their mate.
The pair eventually found their way back
to our camp, some 200 metres from where
we first sighted them, and spent precious time
trying to pick up the scent of the third, or first, dog.
the inability of the pair, dogs 2 and 3,
to collaborate properly, in all likelihood
cost them a feed that day.