WATCH: Lion tries to steal a meal from Leopard
Earlier this month, Graeme Mitchley was near Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park when he came across this action-packed sighting!
“I had been watching a leopard across the other side of the river. He was stalking and definitely hunting. I noticed an impala herd nearby and I realised that they had grabbed his attention. All of a sudden, there was dust everywhere and the impala herd scattered! There was a lot of alarm calling when I noticed the leopard hauling a bushbuck carcass into a nearby tree."
"Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed movement in the river. Two male lions had also just seen the leopard haul the carcass into the tree and were dashing in that direction.
One of the lions decided he wanted the leopard’s kill and climbed the tree. He swung his left paw towards the leopard and kill, the leopard just managed to evade his clutches and went higher up, taking the kill with him, he wasn't letting the lion have any!
The lion soon realised he was in a no-win situation and decided to descend."