WATCH: Gutsy hyena steals lion's kill at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park

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A brave and opportunistic hyena at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal swooped in on a lion’s kill when the big cat turned its back.

Hyenas usually roam in packs – which certainly makes it easier for them to fight off larger predators when they attempt to steal their meals. But even so, as a clan, they can still be chased off by the power of a single lion.

Shared by Heritage Tours Safaris on YouTube, this video shows just how persistent the wild dog can be. “The hyena had already been chased away a few times by the lion, however being a hyena he waited for his opportunity to grab a piece of kill,” says Heritage Tours Safari.

As for the lion, apart from being satisfied by what looks like a hearty meal, it appears quite perplexed by the hyena’s audacity and realises it’s not worth the chase.