2017年04月18日 15時35分 JST



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*** EXCLUSIVE *** KRUGER NATIONAL PARK; SOUTH AFRICA - 13 OCTOBER: A leopard hunts a porcupine in the Kruger National Park on August 14, 2016 in South Africa.This amazing series was captured by 18-year-old Deon Kelbrick. We followed the leopard for about 20 minutes and in those 20 minutes he kept going into each and every drainage pipe that he came across, hunting for something. Deon explains how they continued to follow leopard and noticed it changing its approach when it got to the next drainage pipe. He smelled something in the air, aware of something in the drainage pipe ahead, adds Deon. The leopards predatory instincts kicked in as it began to approach the drainage pipe with caution. He walked very slowly towards the drainage pipe and circled around it. He kept standing over the drainage pipe and he slowly and cautiously entered the drainage pipe. For about a minute or two, the leopard was not visible to anyone as it was still in the drainage pipe. I heard noises coming from under the drainage pipe. Suddenly, a porcupine came bolting out on the other side of the drainage pipe with the leopard right behind it. Once out of the drainage pipe, the leopard tried to pursue the porcupine from the front which proved to be difficult because it was facing the sharp porcupine quills. Unfortunately the porcupine and leopard ran away from the road out of sight, adds Deon.PHOTOGRAPH BY Greatstock / Barcroft ImagesLondon-T:+44 207 033 1031 -New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 -New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 (Photo credit should read Greatstock / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)



この動画は南アフリカのクルーガー国立公園で撮影され、「Kruger Sightings」がYouTubeに投稿した。映像には、ヒョウがヤマアラシに忍び寄り攻撃を仕掛けるも、針攻撃の反撃を食らって退散する姿が映っている。








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