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Leopard Risks it All at Extreme Height to Raid Eagle's Nest
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In this nail-biting moment, a leopard risks injury by climbing to an extreme height to catch a Tawny Eagle Chick. The eagle finally succumbs to the leopard's grasp after putting up a fight. This sighting took place in the Kruger National Park. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: https://www.latestsightings.com/partnership

Wildlife enthusiast and virtual p.a. Ally Bradfield and her husband were lucky enough to witness this incredible sighting on the S41, near Satara. Ally shares the story with LatestSightings.com: 

"On our annual winter Kruger break, we were staying at Satara and took a morning drive down the S41. Just before the Gudzani Dam, we noticed a car had stopped and was looking at a tree about 70m off the road. Slowing down to see what was going on, we saw a large shape moving in the nest at the top of the tree!" 

"We also saw a bird of prey dive-bombing the nest, so we grabbed the binoculars and couldn’t believe what we were seeing. A leopard in the nest! Of course, I started recording the sighting. We were not sure what bird it was at the time - but after looking at the footage and asking around, discovered that it was a Tawny eagle chick. They leave the nest around mid-end August." 

"In 20+ years of visiting the KNP every year, I have never witnessed anything like this before. I feel so lucky and privileged to have experienced it, and proud that I managed to capture the moment." 

"The grass was too long for us to monitor the leopard after it had left the tree, but I was guessing he would be eating his well-deserved catch for a while. My advice would be to just enjoy and appreciate it. If you have a camera, keep calm, have binoculars and a camera or even a video camera on the ready." 

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