By Mark Hodge @MrHodgey
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Filmed by Polish couple Andrzej and Aleksandra Dybala, this dramatic footage shows the bossy beast fall an estimated seven metres to the ground after attempting to knock a lady leopard off her perch.
Shot on September 26, in Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa, the large male predator scaled the tree to attack the smaller female he had been feuding with.
The battered big cat survived the potentially deadly drop unscathed although he seemed to be nursing a bruised ego.
Business owner Aleksandra, 37, who has lived in South Africa for more than 20 years, was celebrating her two year wedding anniversary with Andrzej, 62.
She said: “He was hanging around the tree, sniffing and sitting - suddenly, for no reason he went up the tree and went nuts.
“At first, It looked as if she was going to fall, but she managed to hold on and then she clapped him and he just fell - we heard a thump as he hit the ground.
“I had never even seen two leopards together, much less a domestic dispute - after the fight she stayed up the tree and the male just walked off.”
And Aleksandra revealed that the feline feud was sparked by an impala kill.
She said: “We saw a leopard with a kill up a tree the previous day - the next morning we went to go find him again. We drove around and found the female first heading for the carcass.
“The rangers think that she probably killed the impala the day before and he stole it from her, took it up into the tree and chased her off.
“She was probably coming back to get the rest of her kill.”