Predator Turned Prey: Crocodiles Chase Off Cheetahs From Fresh Kill, Foiling Meal Plans in Intense Wildlife Scene

Two crocodiles chase 3 cheetahs off a waterbuck that they caught only minutes ago. The cheetahs run off before they are able to finish their meal.

Bob and Rosa Swart, retired nature enthusiasts, recently had this once-in-a-lifetime experience in Kruger National Park and shared

“We were out on our daily drive when we spotted three cheetahs in the dry Shingwedzi river bed outside the camp gate. Despite the intense heat, the cheetahs were alert and focused on something in the riverbed. We waited for over an hour until a group of waterbucks approached, including some youngsters.”

Cheetahs are known for their speed and agility, making them successful hunters. They can run up to 75 miles per hour in short bursts, allowing them to catch prey quickly. They rely on their eyesight to spot prey from a distance and use their speed to ambush them.

“The crocodiles eventually intimated the cheetahs, and they sprinted off away from their kill. A total of 12 crocodiles appeared and went for the waterbuck kill. However, in the end, only the largest crocodile remained at the carcass, surrounded by vultures and other scavenging birds.”

The Swarts advise fellow nature enthusiasts to drive slowly in the park. With the right attitude and a little bit of luck, anyone can have a memorable experience in Kruger National Park.

Sia

Related Posts

Battle for the Feast: Lion Defends Buffalo Kill Against Hyenas, Ultimately Overwhelmed by Pack’s Sheer Numbers

A lion realised he had bitten off more than he could chew when he briefly battled with a large hyena clan over a freshly killed buffalo in…

Savannah Showdown: Wildebeest’s Brave Resistance Throws Attacking Lion, Achieves Victory Over Two Predatory Big Cats in Epic Stand

These are the amazing scenes as a wildebeest fights off a pair of lionesses who were planning to dine upon the large animal. This is the moment…

Intense Wildlife Duel: Two Bull Elk Lock Horns in a Battle, While Cow Elk Nearby Remains Unfazed

Anyone want to try and break up the fight between these two bull elk? No? Didn’t think so. You’d have to be the perfect mixture of courageous…

Fearless Encounter: Small Grizzly Bear Stands its Ground Against Aggressive Wolves in Yellowstone National Park

Usually having the high ground in a battle is beneficial, but it didn’t work out like that in this Yellowstone National Park standoff. The grizzly bear in…

A tense standoff unfolds: Lioness retreats to a tree as protective elephant defends her territory in the Central Serengeti.

The lioness made the potentially fatal mistake of entering the elephant’s territory, and when she was discovered the grey beast was, quite literally, hot on her tail….

Epic Video: Mother Rhino’s Heroic Stand Against Massive African Elephant to Safeguard Her Baby in Heart-Pounding Jungle Encounter

This is the incredible moment a mother rhino took on a much bigger elephant that tried to chase the pair away from a waterhole. The footage was…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *