There seems to be a lot happening in the night time hours here on Pomeroy Reserve. So
many different species are out and about and not just passing through. We recently got
some super photos of the Black Backed Jackal. He was caught on camera at a couple of
different times during the night in a very busy area of the reserve. This is the only species of
jackal that occurs in the southern region of South Africa. It’s well named, as it’s black back is
very distinctive against the reddish brown of the rest of its coat. Great scavengers, they feed
on carrion but also small mammals such as mice and hares, and insects and wild fruit.

Jackal at night