After a narrow escape, this warthog can thank his lucky stars after a male lion unintentionally takes him off the menu.
YouTube channel Kruger Sightings uploaded this video from Cobus Visser at the end of October. The tense escape unfolds at Marloth Park, just on the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park.
The video starts out with a pride of lions lying in wait for a warthog. The lionesses manage to nab the fella, but then a male lion steps in and what was meant to be dinner scrambles away. Watch the action unfold below.
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Photography Dale Morris