A hungry leopard risked its like to take food from a huge crocodile’s mouth! The large cat lost one of its nine lives after it crept up on the crocodile that was pretending to be asleep.
Filmed at South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, the fearless leopard can be seen sneaking over to take meat from the ‘sleeping’ crocodile’s large jaw.
The astonishing incident was captured by 29-year-old Nicole Dangoor from East Finchley London. Her video showed the leopard taking antelope meat from the reptile’s teeth.
When the feline came back for more portions, the crocodile opened its eyes and surprised the leopard, forcing the spotty cat to jump away.
“I was a bit scared for the leopard, but that’s nature – they know what they’re doing,” Nicole, a wildlife filmmaker, expressed.
“The leopard is really getting inside the crocodile’s mouth but he’s very careful. The croc is actually awake and he slyly opens his eyes.
“It shows how brutal nature is and how they can all fend for themselves. In the end, the leopard managed to grab a leg and runs off.”
She added: “It was an amazing experience to see how nature works and how they fight with each other.”
The video was shot by a river where Nicole sat for hours watching leopard, crocodiles, and other animals fight for food.
“We were driving back to the lodge and we saw a leopard near one of the smaller rivers where the crocs rest,” she added.
“We saw the end of the tail, then all of a sudden two crocs came and stole the meat off the leopard, then the leopard was following the croc trying to grab its meat.
“Crocodiles keep the meat in their mouth because the leopard is more scared of the crocodile – it takes the risk to eat.”
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