Friday 26th October 2012
Crocodile Vs. Lion
Crocodile tries to steal lunch from six lions
A cheeky crocodile has proven there's no such thing as a free lunch after being seen off by six lions in Africa. The croc tried to cash in on the lioness' lunch party before they showed him whose boss... and it was all caught on camera by a brave cameraman.
Photographer Oli Dreike, 34, was just 20 metres away in his tent in the Zungulila Bushcamp, Zambia, when the croc made his attempted robbery.
The fearless reptile brazenly took on two adult females and their cubs while they were feeding on a freshly caught impala.
The clip shows the snapper creep up on the pride before launching into an attack and opening its massive jaws.
But the huge mother lions soon get their claws out and begin to scratch and bite the intruder, leaving the croc to scamper back to the river.
He said: "The cats were so engrossed in their meal that it took them a while to realise that they had an uninvited table guest.
"The lionesses seemed to be protecting the kill as well as their cubs, although the croc seemed to get away with a small chunk of meat."
So, the real question; who do you think would win in a fight to the death, the crocodile or the lion? Jump on the message boards and let us know what you think!
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