Now have lunch! Hungry leopard dives into a muddy puddle to pick up a frolicking fish in its jaws
- A hungry leopard caught a huge vibrating barbel in a small puddle
- Tayla McCurdy witnessed the encounter in the Kruger National Park, South Africa
- After catching the fish in its jaws, the leopard runs away with its considerable prey
A hungry leopard caught a huge fish from a small puddle in fascinating video footage.
The clip shows the hungry predator who dips his legs in the muddy water in the Kruger National Park in South Africa before he bites on a frolicking barbel and drags him away.
Tayla McCurdy and a group of friends witnessed the spectacular catch on Thursday afternoon after driving along the Mphongolo Loop and spotting the male leopard that stuck to the pool of water filled with jumping fish.
The clip shows the hungry predator dipping its legs into the muddy water in the Kruger National Park in South Africa
She said Latest observations the lake looked like it was a & # 39; thriving well & # 39; it was dried up to just a puddle because of the heat and very little rain in the summer.
Mrs. McCurdy said: & We watched the barbel splashed and walked around the pool, in the little water you could swim in.
& # 39; The leopard was nervous and disappeared under the dike where we could no longer see him, but we waited, knowing that this was an easy meal, but not knowing whether the leopard would go for it.
& # 39; After about 10 minutes the leopard finally appeared and walked closer to the water. The winding barbel was too tempting and so the leopard slowly approached the lake – he planned the hunt.
Mrs. McCurdy said: & # 39; We watched the barbel splashed and walked around the pool, in the little water you could swim in & # 39;
& # 39; He hesitated for a while and then made his move. In the beginning it seemed that the barbel slipped out of his grasp as they splashed maliciously – causing the leopard to almost completely dip its head in the muddy water.
& # 39; He finally grabbed his prize and then moved back out of sight below us. & # 39;
The next morning the group went for another ride in the direction of the well and found the same leopard – identified by the head to tail low mud – sitting on a dyke in the distance.
He walked to where a & # 39; huge & # 39; barbel lay in the sand.
Mrs. McCurdy said the puddle looked like a & # 39; thriving well & # 39; which dried up to just a puddle due to the heat and very little rain in the summer
The group wasn't sure if this was the same one that had been caught the day before, or if it was a fresh catch for the day.
The leopard grabbed the barbel and took him to the shade of a Nyala Berry Tree where he could finally enjoy his meal.
Mrs. McCurdy said it was a & # 39; very exciting & # 39; perception was and & # 39; certainly not something that you see every day & # 39 ;.