Watch how this determined and hungry leopard took extreme measures to make sure he got a piece of the croc’s pie!
This incredible moment of an opportunistic leopard stealing a crocs meal right out of its mouth was filmed by Nicole Dangoor, 29-Year-Old Wildlife Documentary Editor at the Bush Camp Company.
She shared this incredible sighting with LatestSightings.com, and tells the story.
Nicole was joined by a group of safari visitors on a night drive in the South Luangwa National Park. They stopped to watch a couple of crocodiles fighting. “We quickly drove up to them to see a Leopard and a hyena waiting to get some of the meat.”
“The leopard crept closer to the crocodile with the bulk of the food, seemingly interested in what the crocodile had in its mouth.”
As the light was shunning on the crocodile for a better view for the guests, the opportunistic leopard risked the chance and started biting and clawing at the pieces of meat dangling from the croc’s mouth, pulling out pieces of the meat and eating it!
After a few mouths-full, the leopard attempted one final claw, grab and bite and managed to pull what looks like a whole impala leg from the crocodile. This seemed like a fair enough portion for the leopard as it ran off into the distance to eat in peace. As the light from the safari visitors followed the leopard into the thicket, the crocodiles took the opportunity to make a break for the bushes to eat what was left of the meal.
“I love nature and to see these animals and observe their behaviour excited me! I have never seen nor heard of such things happening in the wild. ”