Sniff, chase, jump out of choppers: South African dogs drill for fight against poachers

November 29, 2014 8:45 AM

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Sniff, chase, jump out of choppers: South African dogs drill for fight against poachers

In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 attack dogs and their handlers apprehend a "rhino poacher" center, after alighting from a helicopter into water, in a simulation exercise showing training at an academy run by the Paramount Group, near Rustenburg, South Africa. The course prepares canine units to find firearms or contraband, track suspects in the undergrowth and abseil in harnesses from helicopters in pursuit of poachers. Dogs and handlers learn to trust each other and fine tune a relationship balancing control and aggression. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 26 2014 a handler and his dog abseil from a helicopter, in a simulated exercise showing training at an academy run by the Paramount Group, near Rustenburg, South Africa. The course prepares canine units to find firearms or contraband, track suspects in the undergr...

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