Thursday, June 18, 2015

Crocodile misses out on dinner—twice—due to elusive prey



Twice, a crocodile in a river in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia had dinner right at the tip of its nose, only to be denied by the quick reflexes of its prey.

Crocodiles are ambush predators that use the water to sneak up on unsuspecting prey, in this case a warthog and an antelope, both quenching their thirst at a local watering hole. But not for long. Watch the split-second elusiveness of the animals:



Amazingly, the warthog did a quick sidestep and raced off. The antelope, aka a bushbuck, sprung backwards to escape the snapping jaws of the crocodile, which has a bite more powerful than a great white shark.

This time the crocodile went hungry, but we suspect it eventually filled its belly. 

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