After 7 hours of persistent digging, the lion’s efforts paid off when it caught a delicious meal.

Video taken by Suhaib Alvi, 24, shows male African lions barely digging through mud for seven hours. What was it about the underworld that attracted it so much? The answer is a pony weighing 74 kg

The late lion digs mud for 7 hours to hunt the warthog: Death wants to take  away the once king, but not now - iNEWS

Warthogs often occupy the burrows of other small animals such as wild boars rather than dig their own burrows. The burrow is used as a shelter at night as well as to protect the young from predators.

Dig for pig: Lion claws through mud for seven hours to uncover a warthog  hiding in its burrow | Daily Mail Online

Usually, the cubs will enter the burrow first, the mother leopard will follow so that she can fight back if the predator chases too close.

After hours of hiding under the burrow, the hedgehog tried to run away as the lion burrowed, but the predator it faced wasn’t “medium” either. Male lions grip their prey to the ground and bite on the neck. The hedgehog can only surrender. The lion bites the neck of its prey and holds it until it suffocates

Dig for pig: Lion claws through mud for seven hours to uncover a warthog  hiding in its burrow | Daily Mail Online

So, after many hours of perseverance, Leo’s efforts have paid off. The video has gained 17,000 views on YouTube. Click the link below so you don’t miss this great moment

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