A video of a hyena’s deadly attack on a leopard has gone viral on social media. The video, which was shared by IFS officer Susanta Nanda on Twitter, shows how a jump helped a leopard cheat death.
The 9-second video shows a hyena attacking a leopard and the latter avoiding a collision. However, the leopard displays an incredible reflex and jumps over the hyena and within moments, is seen climbing up a tree.
“Sometimes the gap between life & death is a jump. Lions & hyenas are the only animals who occasionally attack adult leopards with fatal blows. It avoids risk to injury or death fighting a hyena,” Nanda wrote while sharing the video.
Watch the viral video here:
The video has been viewed over 7,700 times and has been flooded with comments. Netizens were impressed with the wild cat’s quick thinking to escape the fatal attack. Here are some of the reactions:
A user said, “I likes the way the leopard plotted the entice action scene. Precision in the first halt with a twitch to avoid collision. Then the leap.. hyena had no clue.. Amazing cat.”
While another added, “And the availability of a solid tree, perch to jump onto.”
A third user noted, “Excellent presence of mind and quick reaction, well-timed and wonderful video.”