Not every hunt in the animal kingdom ends with a successful harvest. Even predators as fearsome as the leopard have their off-days, and sometimes they simply mess up. A video posted on YouTube by Kruger Sightings shows what should have been a pretty one-sided ambush between a leopard and his prey. After almost two minutes of stalking, the cat makes its move and, well, something obviously went wrong. It may be that the warthog was larger—and much more intimidating—than the leopard expected, or it simply lost interest. Whatever the case, the video is worth a watch.
This footage was reportedly taken in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park.