The Hush Post| 12:10 pm|one-minute-read|
It’s a rare sighting — a deathly match between a huge python and a leopard at the Maasai Mara Triangle Reserve in Kenya recently.
The video shows the leopard and the python initially eyeing an impala nearby, before the python decides to attack the big cat instead.
In the end, though, it was the leopard that emerged victorious.
According to Daily Mail, the leopard was initially caught off-guard. However, it soon managed to regain lost ground.
A video of the incident shows the leopard leaping into the air as the python tries to constrict it.
“We all had a moment thinking about how terrible it was that we were watching a beautiful leopard get killed. Python constriction is horrible and it was sickening to imagine death from that,” said Mike Welton, a tourist who witnessed the fight. In the end, he said, the leopard was able to wrestle out “then bite the head of the snake.”
“It was probably the closest scrape with death that the leopard has ever been through.”
According to Welton, he and his safari tour group were nearby when they heard a commotion. They rushed to witness the battle. The 28-year-old called the sighting “rare” and said: “Word travelled around the Mara and of 40 or so guides, who are out there all day every day, nobody has seen this happen before.”
In February, a viral video had captured the terrifying fight between a python and an alligator.