Out in the wild, competition for food can get intense. A few lucky guests at Sabi Sands in Mpumalanga got to see this first hand in an epic three-way battle for a meal.
According to LatestSightings.com, field guide Chene Wales-Baillie got more than she expected when she took a group out to see a young female leopard with her kill.
As the group arrived at the scene, however, another female showed up, ready to fight for the impala.
“We didn't know what was going to happen,” says Wales Baillie.” It was very exciting to watch yet also quite shocking when all the fighting up the tree was busy happening.”
Unfortunately for both leopards, their scuffle attracted an audience of hungry hyenas, waiting for their share of the spoils.
“As the one female fell from the tree, she fell into the frenzy of hyenas below and bounced out of them then ran off before the impala kill fell to those hungry mouths,” the guide adds.
Ironically, neither leopard was left with so much as a morsel of food, despite their best efforts.
Watch the drama unfold below, and read the full story at https://www.latestsightings.com/.