Cape Town - Pilanesberg field guide, Solomzi Radebe shared this footage with Latestsightings.com, saying he could I could hardly believe it when a hippo invaded the pride's meal during a rather unusual sighting.
Radebe says he made two attempts to spot the pride, despite knowing full well that on a hot day chances of good wildlife sightings can be slim.
"On my 2nd drive, I thought, again, it's hot and I don't expect much but let me try the waterhole, again, maybe the sun has forced that pride to go drink now. Thank goodness I managed to come across the pride just as they ambushed an unsuspecting Tsessebe.
"We were enjoying the sighting and I started to see a hippo bull come out of the water and advance slowly over towards the kill. In my mind, I thought he was just curious as to what was happening and that he might just chase those lions away," says Radebe.
The video shows how two male hippo advance slowly towards the lions, followed by two females.