First time footage of a leopard making mince meat of a crocodile!

July 19th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI  

London , July 19 (ANI): In what is believed to be the first incident of its kind caught on tape, a leopard has been captured hunting another powerful predator a crocodile.

Crocodiles have long been known to feed upon leopards, but this time round, onlookers at a South African game park were left gobsmacked when a leopard snatched a crocodile from the water.

The big cat then emerged with the croc in its mouth and began to suffocate its prey, who gave in to the leopard after a fearsome fight.

American wildlife photographer Hal Brindley snapped the amazing moment as he was photographing hippos from his car at a waterhole in Kruger National Park .

“I asked many rangers in South Africa if they had ever heard of anything like this and they all said no, the Mirror quoted Hal, as saying.

He added: “It just doesn”t make sense. The meat you get out of a crocodile is just not worth the risk it takes a predator to acquire.

“It happened in about five minutes, then the leopard was gone. I drove away elated - it was the most amazing thing I”ve ever seen.” (ANI)

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