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In the clip, the lion is looking at the other side of a river.The animal is joined by another big cat before heading towards the bank.As it wades into the water, it keeps looking around for dangers.But the beast moves faster as the water gets deeper and becomes focussed on getting to the other side
The lion appears to have made it when a hidden enemy strikes.
A giant crocodile suddenly leaps out of the water, lunging towards the big cat’s legs.
But – instead of running away – the lion turns around and swipes at the large reptile.
After a quick scuffle, the animal then spots an opportunity to run as the crocodile skulks back into the water.
The encounter took place at Kruger National Park, South Africa.
It was shared this week to YouTube channel Maasai Sightings and viewers were left in awe.
“The reflexes that cats have given them the advantage in everything they do,” one user said.
“I want this superpower.”
Another commented: “Damn that was a close call.”
While a third added: “Still a prince, he’s going to come back for you when he is king.”
And a fourth suggested what the crocodile was thinking before pouncing.
“I don’t care if you are a king of the jungle, here you are just meat – Croc,” they said.
This is not the first time lions have amazed the Internet recently.
A little girl spotted a lion at a zoo on a family outing but was terrified when it became interested in her this week.
While a tiger lunged to bite a lion’s throat during a circus performance.
Source video: Daily Star
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