Watch: A Warthog Has a Close Shave

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

Leigh Hermon

A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.

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