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Thulani Sibuyi, a tracker at Etali Safari Lodge captured these impressive shots during a game drive in the Madikwe Game Reserve.

 

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Posted by Etali Safari Lodge – Madikwe on Sunday, March 29, 2015

 

The Leyalo male lion and his pride had been feasting on a female buffalo when a two spotted hyena approached. Overwhelmed by the smell of the buffalo one of the the hyenas came carelessly close.

lion kill

In a flash the Leyalo male was upon him. After toying with the hyena for a few minutes, the lion finished him off with a with a fatal bite to the neck, breaking his spine.

lion kills hyena

lion hyena

Lions do not generally eat the other predators they kill and afterwards the hyena was left for the vultures, jackals and other hyenas.

lion and hyena

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