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Hungry jackal tries to hunt doves in South Africa

A hungry jackal has missed out on a dove dinner after ambushing a group of birds and leaving with nothing but a mouth full of feathers.

Clint Ralph, 55, was visiting the safari at Nossob Waterhole, Kgalagadi, South Africa, when he captured the images in November.

The recycling company owner came across the black backed jackal trying to catch doves at the waterhole.

A hungry jackal was pictured trying to catch some breakfast at a watering hold in South Africa but without much success

A hungry jackal was pictured trying to catch some breakfast at a watering hold in South Africa but without much success

Photographer Clint Ralph, 55, said the predator would lie in wait for the doves before springing his trap, but only managed to come away with a mouthful of feathers

Photographer Clint Ralph, 55, said the predator would lie in wait for the doves before springing his trap, but only managed to come away with a mouthful of feathers

No matter how many times the jackal laid his trap, he was unable to grab one of the birds from the sky, Mr Ralph said

No matter how many times the jackal laid his trap, he was unable to grab one of the birds from

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