Shock and unprecedented moment when a leopard finds an active lion den and rushes in and takes away a lion cub!
In one image, a 160-pound leopard can be seen in a tree carrying a frightened-looking three-week-old lion cub in its mouth.
n another photo, the leopard is seen with blood stains around its mouth after swallowing the head of the cub.
The leopard suddenly lunged at the dense brush and a few seconds later darted out with a cub in its encirclement.
It darted down the road, the cubs tossing and turning, and dashed up a nearby tree around a bend in the road.
It gripped the cub in its jaws and bit into the cub’s skull, ending the lion’s life and continuing to devour it piece by piece, first, gradually making its way down to the carcass.
The female leopard dropped one of her tiny legs as she ate, but continued to eat the flesh, bones, and all of the cubs.
Leopards are opportunistic foragers, they feed on a wide variety of animals and often hunt on the ground or in trees.
They are climbers, leopards spend most of the day resting under sheltered rocks or in shady places among tree branches.
At first, I was shocked by what I saw, but quickly accepted it as a part of nature.
While my heart breaks for the cubs, I am delighted and moved to witness such a rare, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing event.