This is the intense moment caught on film of a bold lion sneaking up on an unsuspecting leopard having a nap.There was a lot of excitement and nerves building as the male lion started to stalk from across the Sand River.
Matthew Poole (26), a professional guide at &beyond’s Kirkman’s Camp in the Sabi Sands, watched this exciting scene play itself out right before him and his excited guests.
As the lion got closer to the leopard, Matthew realized that if he caught the leopard, then he would potentially kill it.
“At this point I started to warn my guests about what could happen.” But, before they knew it, the lion was right below the sleeping leopard!
Fortunately, the lion didn’t kill the leopard, but the sneaky lion scared the living daylights out of the leopard.