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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:10 am    Post subject: Leopard and Crocodile Reply with quote

Leopard savaging a crocodile caught on camera.

The astonishing spectacle of a leopard savaging a crocodile has been captured for the first time on camera.

All pictures by Hal Brindley/SOLO Syndication

A series of incredible pictures taken at a South African game reserve
document the first known time that a leopard has taken on and defeated
one of the fearsome reptiles.

The photographs were taken by Hal Brindley, an American wildlife photographer, who was supposed to be taking pictures of hippos from his
car in the Kruger National Park.

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 the first time that the reverse scenario has been observed.

Mr Brindley said: 'I asked many rangers in South Africa if they had ever heard of anything like this and they all said no.

"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. The whole scene
happened in the course of about 5 minutes. Then the leopard was gone.

"I drove away, elated in disbelief. It may have been the most amazing
thing I've ever seen."

Ellie Rose, a reptile keeper at London Zoo, said: "Normally, crocodiles are well able to defend themselves against attack. I can't think of any examples of this happening before."





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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Leopard and Crocodile Reply with quote

And so goes the "meanest SOB in the valley."

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Leopard and Crocodile Reply with quote

Thats crazy Vince Shocked . I imagine that crocs skin would be a little on the tough side though.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Leopard and Crocodile Reply with quote

yeh, it probably tastes like chicken...once you get past the hard surface Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Leopard and Crocodile Reply with quote

Crocodile actually has a taste all of its own...not unlike chicken, but with a texture similar to fish.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Leopard and Crocodile Reply with quote

just another yummy white meat Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Leopard and Crocodile Reply with quote

Thats crazy. Guess the croc couldnt move as fast as the leopard.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: Leopard and Crocodile Reply with quote

I think croc would probably taste like alligator...sort of chickenish, but greasy, and a tiny bit more "wild". Actually, quite tasty, but not my favorite.
An amazing set of pixes.

I think leopards and crocs have somewhat the same guiding principle: "Humans taste good, and they are easy to catch!" Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:12 am    Post subject: Re: Leopard and Crocodile Reply with quote

The photo which grasps breath such fat in them is specified Shocked Shocked


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