EXTRACT FROM THE FOLLOWING THIRD PARTY SOURCE: Latest Sightings
This incredible sighting of a baby impala and crocodile was caught on video by 57 year old security installer, Roger Pedro, while at Gerdenia Hide on the S119 in Kruger National Park.
Roger says, “This was the first time I had experienced seeing this sighting. I was at Gardenia Hide, my favourite waterhole to go to for breakfast.
“It suddenly caught my attention that a crocodile had silently snuck up on a buck going for a drink. I soon noticed that it was a baby impala and a baby crocodile.
“It was quite exciting! At first, watching the events unfold, I wanted the croc to make the kill, but after a while I began to gain sympathy for the poor buck and really hoped that it could get away. It was so close at some points.
“After an incredibly long struggle the crocodile lost its grip on the buck and it seemed as if the crocodile gave up. The impala needed a bit of a break, so it stayed in the water. While the baby was taking a break, terrapins starting biting and chewing on the sore wounds that the crocodile caused. So it seemed as if the only winners of this interaction were the terrapins.
“After returning the next morning to check up on events, there was no sign of the impala or any remains of evidence in sight so one can only hope there was a happy ending.”