Sunday, 3 July 2016

Lion and crocodile battle over a hippo carcass

She approaches – sizing up her competition.
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With her ears dropped back and her tail waving side to side, she charges at the crocodile.
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They go back and forth a bit…
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And with his mouth open, the crocodile tries to scare the lioness, but she stands her ground.
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She retaliates by sinking her teeth into the crocodile’s nose.
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The crocodile tries to break free by spinning around but ultimately is forced to give in.
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This 200-250kg lioness then pulls the hefty hippo carcass fully out of the water and into the bush.
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©Isak Pretorius