Jackal Vs Cats
It is important to understand this very crucial topic
- namely (canines
Vs felines) as many hunters of
predators don’t seem to quite get this, and you
Jackals are pack animals, just like Hyenas and African
hunting dogs, they are social animals and enjoy other
members company, and they because of this are very
often easily called with vocal sounds of other
canines, they respond to other members calls, ok so a
jackal, he responds to other jackal sounds, and many
times when we call we use this as an attention getter
and then gooi food sounds, if you don’t you should!
A jackal will bark back and respond to you if you play
jackal vocal sounds at various times of the year,
matching that jackal cycle, like Jan to March around
your farm at night sometimes may sound like a chorus,
so this is why most times if I call I will start very
softly with social attention getter bark or two, then
put off and gooi food.
This photo is an old picture, but this dog responded
to my attention jackal bark and within 35 seconds she
was dead, showing an attention call is good practise.
Just don’t overplay it, especially because you will
scare away a year or two year old jackal, he will be
scared this other jackal may injure him, and he wont
come in, so don’t overplay the sound.
Now, the cat, these are solitary animals, most times
will be seen on their own, (I don’t speak of kittens).
And lynx / wildcat are not interested in second hand
sounds, your cat at home won’t even look up if a cat
meeeeuws on television, it isn’t interested in second
hand sounds, it is a solitary
and is very elusive and not easy to figure out. It is
NOT a pack animal and is totally different to a jackal
in this respect with the sounds.
Cats like squeaky sounds, busy sounds and you will
call him provided you call on dark moons, sit long and
But give the sounds of live cats a miss, it does not
work, if you have used it and had success then that
means the cat was very close and came out of curiosity
just for the heck of it. But generally don’t waste
your time with second hand vocal cat sounds.
My website has some fantastic cat calling advice, look
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