This unexpected sight was captured at the Maasai Mara National Reserve, in Narok, Kenya.
In the clip, a cheetah is attacking a hook-horned antelope. After catching the prey, the leopard bit the throat and then tried to knock the antelope to the ground.
However, instead of dying, the antelope kicks the hunter with both feet. After a tense tug-of-war, the antelope gained the upper hand. Taking advantage of this opportunity, it jumped up to attack, causing the leopard to run away.
The cheetah has the scientific name Acinonyx jubatus, a leopard of the Big Cat family known to be the world’s fastest land mammal. Adult leopards have an average height of 77 cm at the shoulder, a length of 112 – 142 cm and a weight of 34 – 64 kg.
With an aerodynamic body shape that combines long legs and a flexible spine, they can sprint at speeds of up to 112 km per hour and can accelerate from 0 km/h to 95 km/h in just a few seconds. three seconds.
Cheetahs mainly feed on small to medium-sized animals such as antelope, rabbits, wild boar and birds. Cheetah hunting times are dawn and dusk. They spend a lot of time stalking before chasing their prey. They often hide the carcass of their prey after hunting to avoid the attention of vultures and hyenas.
Despite possessing remarkable strength and speed, this time the leopard was unlucky to encounter a formidable opponent.