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shared footage showing how a baby duiker was pinned down by a leopard, then
licked and cuddled before it tried escaping which is said to have led to its “inevitable
The video of the duiker caught by the feline predator was
captured by teacher and tour guide, Charles Nel, in the Kruger National Park
near Byamiti camp. Nel recalls that the group he was with noticed a male
klipspringer standing "dead-still on a rock" and looking towards the
right. "Suddenly a shrill scream rang out and we glanced towards where the
klipspringer was staring. Next moment a leopard jumped up onto the rock with a
baby duiker in its jaws.
"It all happened so fast, there wasn’t really time for
emotions. I was surprised to see that the cute duiker wasn’t bleeding and that
the leopard was just holding it, like a cat playing with a mouse.
“The leopard lay there licking the duiker, which must have
been terrifying for the poor thing. Unfortunately, we were unable to know what
happened to the young buck as we had to move away for other vehicles to view
the sighting," says Nel.
However, based on other reports, "the tragic inevitable