Leopard VS Python

Namaste Nepal Reports, Kathmandu May 20,2016

33 year old photographer said, ‘Rumor had it there was a de@d python in one of the trees, so that morning we decided to go and have a look and found this m@$$ive male leopard feeding on the snake. I’ve never seen a leopard and a snake in the same frame, let alone a stunning male like this tugging at a mon$trou$ python! Once he took it out of reach of other predators and scavengers, he finished it off in peace and quiet.’

When this leopard stumbled across a massive de@d python, he might have thought he was in for the lunch of a lifetime. The only problem was that the snake had inconveniently d!*ed wrapped in the branches of a tree. It simply means that getting it down was no easy feat. For the leopard, it was however a prize worth waiting for. The leopard was caught on camera performing a one sided tug of war while attempting to dislodge the python from the tree.

The leopard alternated between b!tes and dragging it further out from the branches as it ate on go. When the ginormous reptile became stuck in the tree, it looked like all his hard work might have been in vain. But the determined and hungry leopard won. Before jumping up into the tree, he considered his options and finally loosened the snake completely. Photographer Villiers Steyn captured the stunning series at Sabi Sands reserve. The reserve sits on the border of the Kruger National Park.