Watch how this determined and hungry leopard took extreme measures to make sure he got a piece of food out of a crocodile’s mouth!
This opportunistic leopard was spotted stealing a crocodile’s meal right out of its mouth and was filmed by Nicole Dangoor, a 29-year-old Wildlife Documentary Editor at The Bushcamp Company.
She shared this incredible sighting with LatestSightings.com, and tells the story:
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Nicole and her guests went on a night drive in 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.”
Leopard Eats Food Right Out of a Crocodile’s Mouth!
“The leopard crept closer and closer to the crocodile. It was extremely interested in what was in the crocodiles mouth.”
“There was a light shining on the crocodile so the guests had a better view of the sighting. The opportunistic leopard took the chance and started biting and clawing at the pieces of meat dangling from the crocodile’s mouth! It got lucky and pulled out a small piece of the meat and started eating it!”
“After a few mouths full, the leopard attempted one final claw at the crocodile. It managed to pull what looked like a whole impala leg from the crocodile’s mouth. This seemed like a fair enough portion for the leopard. It ran off into the distance to eat in peace. The light from the safari visitors followed the leopard into the thicket. With the leopard out of the way, the crocodile made a break for the bushes to eat the remainder of its 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.”