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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Leopard vs. Crocodile

I thought this was pretty damn cool. First ever documented leopard attack on a crocodile.

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"The American wildlife photographer was taking pictures of hippos from his car at a waterhole in Kruger National Park when a speeding shape came out of the bushes and headed for the water.

After an initial struggle, onlookers stared in disbelief as the leopard emerged dragging a thrashing crocodile up the bank.

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With its' snout pointing upwards, the crocodile snapped and attempted to fight back as the predators flipped and tumbled in a dramatic battle.

But the leopard, who had it caught by the throat, remained in control as the crocodile's legs clawed frantically at the cat's belly, its jaws snapping at air.

Despite being outweighed, the leopard was able to sit on top of the crocodile and suffocate it.

The big cat eventually dragged its' prey into the grass and out of sight as park visitors are forbidden from leaving their cars.

There have been recorded cases of crocodiles killing leopards but never the other way around as the meat a crocodile provides is not sufficient enough to justify the risk."

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Most animals are opportunists when it comes to food. And cats really seem to get a thrill from killing.
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Not gonna lie, I wanna be a leopard now.

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Bad kitty!

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wow thats pretttyyyy coool hahaha never thought that woulda happened haha
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Kruger park animals

That's an awesome pic and a deadly encounter.Visitors to the monolith Kruger National Park in South Africa can look forward to a spellbinding experience that includes witnessing species of the Big 5
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Damn i was hoping for a video!

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