Very late to the party here (the story was first published waaaaaay back on the 18th), but it just seems wrong not to cover this at Tet Zoo. Sincere apologies to the Bleiman brothers at Zooillogix and to John Lynch at Stranger Fruit, both of whom covered the following several days ago, but what the hey, there still might be some people who haven’t seen the amazing photos…
Taken by American wildlife photographer Hal Brindley in Kruger National Park, they show that leopards can kill crocodiles when they want to. The leopard tackled the crocodile in the water, pulled it on to land, and eventually succeeded in killing it. However, you can see from the photos that the crocodile wasn’t a large/fully grown individual, plus of course things are ordinarily the other way round (crocodiles are known to kill leopards). For all the images go here on Telegraph.co.uk.
For previous Tet Zoo material on leopards go here. I haven’t yet published anything on Nile crocodiles, but there’s some stuff about Saltwater crocs here. Plus of course, at some stage, we have to sort out Colin McHenry’s photo of all those crocodilian skulls.
Thanks to Markus for the tip-off.