YouTube: A dramatic video has emerged of two leopards entering a battle to the death with a huge rock python in South Africa.
The footage, shot in Kruger National Park last summer, shows a leopard cub reaching out for a snake with its paw before the python launches at him.
The cub’s mother then tries to dislodge the snake from a hole in the ground resulting in her getting bitten…
According to the video uploader, the leopard eventually killed the snake and fed on its carcass.
‘Kind of comical but also incredibly intriguing to see a real live lesson in surviving the dangers in the bush,’ uploader exRanger7 wrote online.
This intense battle between two of the quickest striking animals out there was caught on video in South Africa. The leopard spots a nice sized rock python in some brush and decides to try and attack it for a meal. The python has a solid first strike back but the leopard jumps back in enough time to escape the leopard. The python does get a couple shots in towards the end of the video, but the big cat ended up winning this fight, and it was curtains for the leopard.