Stop lion down! Cheeky warthog shoots at lions and sprints away before the startled big cats can catch it
- Guide Onne Vegter captured the moment in a Game Reserve in South Africa
- It shows a brave warthog on its way to four lions sleeping by a tree
- The predators then look up to see their lunch run away in the distance
A cheeky warthog has fooled a pack of sleeping lions by waking them up and sprinting away, leaving them bewildered at what just happened.
Pumbaa, named after the warthog in The Lion King, sees the four lions that are napping by a tree and initially quietly thinks the other way before stopping in its tracks in South Africa.
Then he chooses to go straight to the lions, before he shoots straight at them, causing the startled pride to wake up immediately, just in time to watch the warthog sprint in the distance.
The lion is sleeping tonight! A warthog spies on a flock of lions sleeping by a tree and initially remains free from the predators
The rattling lions do not know what is going on, because they became attentive when the warthog woke up and looked around confused.
Safari guide Onne Vegter recorded the moment in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, in South Africa.
Onne captured the moment on 10 February 2018, but it was only recently shared on a prominent nature site.
The warthog, named Pumbaa after the character in The Lion King, walks straight to the lions and scares them
The terrifying animals wake up just in time to watch their lunch run away in the distance
He said: “As the warthog came closer to the lions, I thought his days were numbered, these lions will certainly have this warthog for lunch – we all laughed well.
& # 39; These moments remind us that anything can happen in the wild and that every game drive is unpredictable.
& # 39; Even if you think the result is certain, the unexpected happens. & # 39;
The rattling lions don't know what's going on because they came to the attention when the warthog woke them up