in , , , ,

Grazing Buffalo Walks Right into Lion and Gets the Fright of Its Life

Grazing Buffalo Walks Right into Lion and Gets the Fright of Its Life
Grazing Buffalo Walks Right into Lion and Gets the Fright of Its Life

This is the hilarious moment a grazing buffalo walks right into a lion and both get the fright of their life! This hilarious interaction was filmed on the H1-4, close to Satara in Kruger National Park.

Grazing Buffalo Walks Right into Lion and Gets the Fright of Its Life
Buffaloes grazing in Kruger National Park

Lions are one of the most strategic predators in Africa, they can be opportunistic hunters and will often ambush their prey. Buffaloes on the other hand have been known to severely injure and even kill these carnivores, by tossing them through the air or puncturing them with their horns. Clearly, neither of these two creatures had their strategy planned on this day and when they found themselves face to face, got the fright of their lives!

Grazing Buffalo Walks Right into Lion and Gets the Fright of Its Life
Lions stalking buffalo

Have you tried the Latest Sightings App? It is a super easy and convenient tool to update others on what you see in the various parks and reserves, and of course, stay updated!

Grazing Buffalo Walks Right into Lion and Gets the Fright of Its Life
Lioness keeping an eye on buffaloes

48-Year-old investment specialist Faizal Shariff Noor witnessed this sighting with his cousin and nephew. Faizal shared the story with LatestSightings.com:

What happens when a grazing buffalo walks right up to a lion?

“We were driving back towards Satara for lunch when my cousin spotted lions in the distance and shouted to stop. The buffalo herd was sitting together and we saw the first two lions charge toward them, leaving them unsettled. We then noticed another lion approaching from the opposite side and were expecting an ambush.”

Grazing Buffalo Walks Right into Lion and Gets the Fright of Its Life
Lion and buffalo face to face in Kruger

You too, can share your unforgettable wildlife videos with us and potentially earn from them with our Film & Earn program! Or send us an email of your unforgettable sighting and we might just feature it on our website.

“Once the buffalo walked straight up to the lion, the chase kicked off and all we saw was dust with giraffe and the buffalos scattering. The lions returned unsuccessfully and the sighting ended with heaps of dust, and confused giraffes running away with the buffaloes – and dissatisfied hungry lions.”

Grazing Buffalo Walks Right into Lion and Gets the Fright of Its Life
Lion and buffalo surprise each other in Kruger National Park

—WATCH—

“I’ve seen a few chases before but this was very rare – as it was so clear and open to observe.”

“We were all super excited and thought this was going to be our first kill. It was such an amazing sight! We were witnessing – not just a hunt – but what seemed like a perfectly planned strategy. We got anxious and thought the buffalo is walking straight into the jaws of death and then…well what a surprise!”

Grazing Buffalo Walks Right into Lion and Gets the Fright of Its Life
Lions hunting buffalo in Kruger National Park

Want to see more incredible videos and blogs on Lion vs Buffalo moments? Follow these links below:

10 Lion cubs vs 1 buffalo calf

Buffalo thinks he can sneak past 23 lions

Lions catch 3 buffaloes in stampede

Buffalo stuck & cornered by lions calls for backup

Lions eat buffalo alive while it still calls for help

Written by admin

BUFFALOES TRY SAVING BUFFALO FROM HUNTING LIONS

Massive Elephant vs 3 Baby Hippos