This was the unbelievable moment a wildlife enthusiast and avid photographer witnessed a crocodile trying to tear a honey badger apart in the water!
This unbelievable sighting happened on the H14, Ngobeni short loop in the Kruger National Park. Sheila tells us about her unforgettable experience on a self-drive safari where she witnessed a Crocodile take down a honey badger.
“It was a slow-going Saturday morning and we were particularly looking for leopards. We scanned the Ngobeni loop, just off the H14, not expecting to find next, what we had. We came across a crocodile wrestling, what initially seemed like a massive Barbel-fish.”
“Upon driving closer and picking up my Canon 7dmkii camera, I realized what was happening. When I started photographing the action it became clear that the crocodile had a honey badger clenched in its jaws! The crocodile was trying to rip the honey badger to shreds!”
Crocodile smacks down honey badger
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“Badgers are renowned for being absolutely fearless creatures of the bush and are also one of my personal favorites. So of course this had me absolutely horrified, observing what the crocodile had been doing to the badger.”
“We sat there for a good hour watching this crocodile just trying its utter best to try and rip the badger apart. We then moved out of the sighting only to come back an hour later, to the crocodile now lying on the sandbank with its victim still protruding from its teeth – still intact.
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What was the end result?
“We returned Sunday to see what had happened in the meantime – but there was no sign of the Crocodile or its Badger-prey. My advice to any wildlife enthusiast would be to always be patient. Sit and wait it out. You might see nothing, but you might also have the sighting of a lifetime!”
“Love every bit of magic nature might throw at you and stop to smell the roses. I am by trade, an avid cat-lover, but always also make time for the little things.”