Sunday, July 20, 2008

Leopard Kills a Croc!

Another post I stumbled upon which was too amazing to pass up. Enjoy.

*****All photographs in this post are Copyright Hal Brindley*****

The giant cat raced out of cover provided by scrub and bushes
to surprise the crocodile, which was swimming nearby.

A terrible and bloody struggle ensued. Eventually, onlookers were amazed to see the leopard drag the crocodile from the water as the reptile fought back.

With the crocodile snapping its powerful jaws furiously, the two animals somersaulted and grappled. Despite the crocodile's huge weight and strength, the leopard had the upper hand catching its prey by the throat.

Eventually the big cat was able to sit on top of the reptile and suffocate it.

In the past, there have been reports of crocodiles killing leopards, but this is believed to be the first time that the reverse scenario has been observed.


Merqury said...

I tot leopard is scared of crocodile.. Whoa, I should watch more National Geographic channel...


Cindy said...

I don't think I'd be too inclined to call, "here kitty,kitty" to that cat!
Those are amazing photos!

Delson said...

Superb..Beautiful timing and alps following up a fast chase is so very hard.. Im impressed by all your photographs. Awaitng more