Fearless young antelope COST at leopard
Fearless young antelope COSTS at leopard after giving up trying to escape … but his courage is in vain
- Safari guide Andre Fourie made recordings in the Kruger National Park in South Africa
- Mr Fourie followed new tracks near Royal Malewane Lodge and found a predator
- Leopard was sitting near a young nyala, repeatedly trying to escape
Amazing images have captured the moment when a fearless young antelope stormed a leopard after he could not flee the predator in South Africa.
Safari guide Andre Fourie shot the images in Kruger National Park after being told that new leopard tracks were seen near the Royal Malewane Lodge.
Mr. Fourie and Juan Pinto, the lodge director, then followed the footprints and found the leopard, named Mondzo, near a young nyala, Latest observations reported.
In the clip, the nyala – a spiral horned antelope – walks into the forest while the big cat watches, before suddenly jumping forward and heading the predator.
In a clip, filmed in Kruger National Park in South Africa, a nyala calf repeatedly attacks a leopard
It then tries to hit the much larger animal again, but the beast simply rolls over and flatters with its paw to the small antelope. While the leopard eventually rises, the nyala keeps attacking the animal and jumping on its legs.
This continues as the leopard begins to stalk its prey, the little animal runs to its enemy before it quickly turns around and tries to escape again.
But the leopard refuses to let the young antelope run away and follows slowly behind him as the brave animal continues its attack.
A second clip, filmed later in the night, then catches the leopard as it follows the fleeing nyala through the forest. The small animal is finally attached to the ground by one of the predator's legs before the leopard absorbs it in its mouth and drags it away.
Speaking of the scenes, Mr. Fourie said: & # 39;Although the only instinct of the nyala was to run, it wasn't nearly fast enough to really get away, so the leopard almost kept running after it as if he thought it was funny.
This screen continues while the leopard begins to stalk its prey, the little animal runs towards its enemy before it turns around quickly and tries to escape again
The leopard is lying in the forest while the little antelope is trying to find a way to escape
& # 39; As soon as the nyala realized it would not get away, he turned to the leopard and slowly approached him as if he were seeking comfort in his keeper. However, this did not last long. The nyala soon found out that the leopard was a predator and went from flight to combat mode instead! & # 39;
He added that after the amazing interaction, the leopard immediately killed the nyala and ate before leaving the area.
& # 39; One of [my] guests hoped the baby Nyala would escape as soon as the leopard began to lose interest, but we know that nature and wildlife do not have the same emotions as people & # 39 ;, said the safari guide. & # 39; If the nyala had escaped by a miracle and survived and his mother had returned, she would have rejected him and still throw away because he smelled too much of a predator. & # 39;