Cheetahs Lose Their Lunch to Crocs in a Wild Kruger Park Showdown

By DENIS 3 Min Read

Talk about a wild encounter! Imagine being on a leisurely drive and witnessing a high-stakes drama unfold right in front of you. Well, that’s exactly what happened to Bob and Rosa Swart, a couple of retired nature-buffs, during their visit to Kruger National Park.

So, here’s the scoop: Bob and Rosa were out for their daily drive when they came across three cheetahs chilling in the dry Shingwedzi river bed. Despite the scorching heat, these big cats were on high alert, eyes fixed on something in the riverbed. Now, we all know cheetahs are the speed demons of the animal kingdom, right? They can bolt up to 75 miles per hour in short bursts, making them formidable hunters. And that day, their target was a group of unsuspecting waterbucks, including some youngsters.

Image credit: Bob and Rosa Swart

After a tense hour-long wait, the action kicked off. One cheetah sneakily ducked into the bush, while the other two launched a full-on sprint, eyes on the prize. And boom! They snagged a waterbuck, and the feast was on.

But hold up, the plot thickens. The ruckus caught the attention of some crocodiles basking in the sun nearby. These scaly behemoths weren’t about to let the cheetahs have all the fun. Slowly but surely, they made their way towards the commotion.

2 Crocodiles Chase 3 Cheetahs off Buck

The cheetahs? Well, they tried to stand their ground, hissing and puffing up. But let’s face it, going toe-to-toe with crocs isn’t exactly in their playbook. So, they did the sensible thing – they bolted, leaving their hard-earned meal behind.

What happened next was like a scene from a wildlife documentary. A total of 12 crocs swarmed the waterbuck carcass! In the end, it was survival of the fittest, or should I say, the biggest. The largest croc claimed the prize, becoming the king of the feast, with a bunch of vultures and scavengers hanging around, hoping for scraps.

Share This Article
I simply love Animals. I am also a huge David Attenborough fan.
Leave a comment