Cheetah Devoured By A Crocodile As It Is Drinking At A Watering Hole In Africa

The video footage shows the adolescent male cheetah cub nervously approach the watering hole and timidly laps at the water.

In an instant, the 13-foot Nile crocodile leaps from the water and grabs the young cheetah in its powerful jaws. The strength of the assault is so great it forces the cheetah up into the air, before he gets dragged under the surface.

The cheetah can be seen struggling with the croc as he gets pulled under, but the force of the attack is just too much for him.

WildEarth safari guide Busani Mtshali, 30, from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, captured the incredible footage at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, while leading a tour.

“It is so painful,” the guide can be heard saying, after witnessing the dramatic attack.

“It is more than the word painful. There is nothing really we can do because the croc was just ambushing the cheetah when the young cheetah cub went down to drink water.

Author: ProtectAllWildlifeBlog

"The Greatness Of A Nation And Its Moral Progress Can Be Judged By The Way Its Animals Are Treated" - Mahatma Gandhi I am a wildlife advocate and I am 100% dedicated to raising awareness about wildlife crime and its effect on the environment. Whether it be doing everything to stop poaching, calling for animal free circuses or ending the cruel treatment and exploitation of animals I will do everything I can to highlight it. I am the proud foster parent of orphan Elephants Lentili at TheDavid Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Kavala at Elephantopia. I am a proud trustee of the Lion conservation charity LionAid.

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