WATCH: Kruger gold as buck runs into lions
Cape Town - It’s always fascinating to watch lions chase after their kill, hunting their prey with stealth and might.
We often see the predator working hard for its next meal, but in a video shared by Latest Sightings, getting dinner couldn’t be easier for a pride of lions that had a buck run right into them.
“This was just a hop, skip and jump into the bellies of a lucky pride of lions taking a leisurely stroll in the roadside,” says Latestsightings.com.
The footage was captured in Kruger National Park in the Lower Sabie region, by Hannes Beeslar from Nelspruit who describes the event as “Simply amazing!”
“A pride of lions suddenly appeared out of the bushes and started walking on the road. Two of the lions then went into the bush and started chasing a buck towards the remaining lions on the road. The buck leaped and bounced across the road straight into the jaws of the unsuspecting lions,” explains Beeslar, adding that “This was a quick and easy meal for them”.
“Straight away they all dived in to get their share. It was amazing to see how quickly they tore the buck apart and just devoured it,” he says.
“The male lion was almost certainly not going to miss out on his cut and he came storming in to chase the females away. It was fascinating to see how tough the cub was, it was also hanging on tight to get some reward.
“This was the best sighting ever and I've been going to the park for 14 years around 2-5 times a year and never seen anything of this kind,” he adds.
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