A Male Lion Stalks And Attacks A Leopard.
Matthew Poole (26), a professional guide at &beyond’s Kirkman’s Camp in the Sabi Sands, was lucky enough to witness this scene play out with his guests whilst out on a game drive. They had news of a leopard in the area and headed out to find it. As the leopard made it’s way along the river bank, they noticed a male lion on the opposite bank.
Soon after telling his guests how amazing it would be if the ‘two dominant males came together’, the leopard went to sleep and the lion began to stalk him from across the river. As the scene played out, Matthew realised that if the lion caught the leopard he would potentially kill it, and decided to warn his guests what they might be in for. What followed was an extremely rare sighting.
“By far the rarest sighting in my guiding career!” Matthew told Latest Sightings.
“The lion drove the leopard into a Leadwood tree on the river bank and then had a drink and moved off out of the area”.