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Hyenas kill a leopard

Written by: Steve Walker

So this is something I have never seen before. I felt very intrigued and horrified at the same time. I was in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve and this is what I gathered was happening from what I heard on the radio:

There was a battle between two of the top predators with casualties on both sides. A young male leopard killed a young hyena and took it up a marula tree. For some reason the leopard then came down the tree to face off against two fully grown hyenas. The rest of the clan soon joined them and attacked the leopard; grabbing it by the tail and dragging it through the bush. It all ended with they hyenas ripping the leopard to shreds.

I arrived at the grisly scene at the point where the hyenas were eating the leopard.

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