By Rebecca Lewis @RebeccaSLewis
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Videographer / Director: Sheila Grobbelaar
Producer: Chloe Browne
Editor: Sonia Estal
The leopard, which is known in the animal kingdom as a quick and determined predator, had been stalking the tusked pig for two hours.
The warthog was completely oblivious to the danger lurking nearby as he drank from the Sable Dam in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
The leopard is known as Thor and has claimed the Sable Dam as his territory – but he was about to encounter an unlikely aggressor.
Sheila Grobbelaar, 53, who was watching the exchange, said: “A small herd of impala and buffalo came down to drink together and when impala gave warning snorts - we knew he was still there.
“The next visitor was a warthog, who came to drink in the tiny puddle a way off. The next thing we saw was the leopard stalking the pig, who was totally unaware of the impending danger.
“The warthog looked up suddenly and we thought that he may have heard the leopard, but he didn't seem too perturbed.
"This was the moment Thor decided to come down the embankment and attempt the kill.
“He gave the warthog a cat-slap, but the warthog reacted very quickly and spun around, he was not going to go down easily.
“He threw his head around with razor sharp tusks very close to the leopard who became air-bound and decided that injury or death were not his destiny today and tailed it, pig heading in one direction and leopard in the opposite.”
Neither animal was hurt during the encounter - except for the leopard’s bruised ego.