London, July 19 : In what is believed to be the first incident of its kind caught on tape, a leopard has been captured hunting another powerful predator - a crocodile.
Crocodiles have long been known to feed upon leopards, but this time round, onlookers at a South African game park were left gobsmacked when a leopard snatched a crocodile from the water.
The big cat then emerged with the croc in its mouth and began to suffocate its prey, who gave in to the leopard after a fearsome fight.
American wildlife photographer Hal Brindley snapped the amazing moment as he was photographing hippos from his car at a waterhole in Kruger National Park.
"I asked many rangers in South Africa if they had ever heard of anything like this and they all said no," the Mirror quoted Hal, as saying.
He added: "It just doesn't make sense. The meat you get out of a crocodile is just not worth the risk it takes a predator to acquire.
"It happened in about five minutes, then the leopard was gone. I drove away elated - it was the most amazing thing I've ever seen."