After being left blind by a spitting cobra, this buck is entirely disoriented. Because it’s blind, it walks around in circles and circles. A leopard happens to be nearby and in no time the leopard takes advantage.
Moses Bokaba, a 31-year-old Investment Manager captured this amazing footage and shared it with LatestSightings.com.
Moses recounts the gripping sequence of events that left him awestruck. As he entered the Kruger National Park, passing through the Paul Kruger gate he turned onto the S3 road. He headed for a spot that he knew all too well, the first riverbed crossing, a picturesque spot that was just so special, one can’t help but stop and take it in.
As Moses and his wife approached the riverbed, their attention was immediately drawn to a disoriented bushbuck. What made this sighting extraordinary was that the bushbuck appeared to be blinded in both eyes, likely due to a recent encounter with a venomous snake. As they watched in amazement, the bushbuck stumbled into the riverbed, becoming the focal point of everyone’s attention.
At this point the buck appeared to be very disorientated. It was clear from her movements that she really could not see where she was going. She continued to move around randomly in circles, perhaps trying to get a sense of awareness for her surroundings.
Little did she know, a leopard was grooming itself in the distance under a tree within the same riverbed. The video footage Moses captured depicts what happened next, a moment of intense anticipation and excitement. The adrenaline levels in the car were soaring as they realized they were about to witness an enthralling wildlife interaction.
The footage reveals the leopard’s stealthy approach as it locked onto the vulnerable bushbuck. The tension in the vehicle reached its peak as they watched this encounter unfold. As Moses described it, “it was a thrilling, intense, exciting, and anxious experience all at once.”
The climax of this extraordinary encounter came when the leopard pounced, successfully securing its prey. Moses and his companions were left in awe as they watched the leopard carry its kill across the road, disappearing into the bush.
This sighting was as rare as they come, an experience that defied belief. It serves as a reminder that patience is key while exploring the wild, as anything can happen at any moment.
What adds to the intrigue of this story is the fact that Moses and his friends were the sole witnesses to this incredible event. It was an encounter with nature that they will treasure forever.
To add to the wonder of their safari, after the leopard’s successful kill, they spotted another leopard just a short distance away, making this day in Kruger National Park an unforgettable adventure.