Monday, August 18, 2014

Leopard sneaks up on warthog and pounces...or, maybe not

After sneaking up on a warthog, a leopard finally takes action,
though not the kind of action you'd expect.


A leopard in the Kruger National Park in South Africa stealthily snuck up on a warthog that was minding its own business and happily feeding in the grass. The warthog had no idea it was about to become a meal. It kept feeding and wagging its tale without a care in the world. Until the leopard decided to pounce.

Cedric submitted the video to Kruger Sightings with the first 50 seconds sped up to twice the normal speed, returning the video to normal speed when the leopard decided to take action. Watch the humorous outcome:


Just as the leopard is about to leap on its prey, it completely forgets what it is supposed to do, or so says Kruger Sightings.

Commenters on YouTube had other opinions, such as the leopard didn’t realize how big the warthog was (not likely) or the leopard was surprised that the warthog did not start running (probably not).

Someone offered the warthog-was-too-big theory because leopards are known to carry their kill up into trees to protect it from scavengers like hyenas. But leopards are also known for their strength that enables them to carry large animals into trees.

A warthog, on the other hand, is known for its sprinting ability to flee from danger, as this one showed once it realized it was about to be eaten—or licked, or sniffed. It definitely wasn’t known for detecting danger, that’s for sure.


As for the leopard, who knows why it did what it did? For our amusement, perhaps?

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2 comments:

  1. Lol so weird. I kinda looks like the leapord was just distracted by the warthog's tail and wanted a closer look.

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    1. You read my mind. That was my reaction :D

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