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Baby Bird Walks Up To Leopard – Unexpected Ending!

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What a heavy start to a heartwarming finish! Not everything is always as it seems. An innocent baby bird walks straight up to a daunting leopard. What happens next is completely unexpected, and raises questions about animals’ relationships with one another.

Capturing the Great Escape

Screenshot from: “Innocent Baby Bird Walks up to Leopard – Wild Ending!” Source: YouTube, Uploaded: Latest Sightings

Benji Solms, a guide at Serondella Game Lodge, filmed incredible footage of a baby duck approaching and shared it with Latest Sightings.

An Eventful Morning

Screenshot from: “Innocent Baby Bird Walks up to Leopard – Wild Ending!” Source: YouTube, Uploaded: Latest Sightings

In the game reserve, a safari vehicle had stopped to observe a leopard lying alongside the jeep track. Out of the bushes, a little duckling appeared, either oblivious to or unaware of the dangerous cat nearby.

Under Cover

Screenshot from: “Innocent Baby Bird Walks up to Leopard – Wild Ending!” Source: YouTube, Uploaded: Latest Sightings

Perhaps beginning to sense to the danger, the duckling uses the safari vehicle for cover. However, one gosling ventured out, and the leopard pounced. The gosling used the vehicle for cover, but it couldn’t stay there forever.

A Quick Catch

Screenshot from: “Innocent Baby Bird Walks up to Leopard – Wild Ending!” Source: YouTube, Uploaded: Latest Sightings

As soon as the duckling darted towards the bush, the leopard sprinted up to the duckling and caught it in its mouth. It seemed to spell doom for the little bird.

Survival Tactics

Screenshot from: “Innocent Baby Bird Walks up to Leopard – Wild Ending!” Source: YouTube, Uploaded: Latest Sightings

The leopard seemed to be toying with the duckling. In the interim, the duckling played dead, causing the leopard to release it. It seized its opportunity and darted off into the bush.

The Final Escape

Screenshot from: “Innocent Baby Bird Walks up to Leopard – Wild Ending!” Source: YouTube, Uploaded: Latest Sightings

The leopard looked bewildered, but the duckling had safely escaped.

The Leopard’s Independent Lifestyle

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A female leopard rests in a tree far above the ground as the morning rays bathe her colorful coat. Image via Depositphotos

Leopards are solitary individuals, they only come together during mating or when a mother is raising her cubs. This solitary lifestyle makes leopards efficiently hunters. They patrol their territories without competition, which maximizes their chances of survival. Male leopards have larger territories than females. The areas are marked using scent markings and sounds to scare away any intruders, or to communicate with potential mates.

Do They Eat Ducks?

Leopard (Panthera pardus), Moremi Reserve, Okavango Delta in Botswana. Image via Depositphotos

Leopards are primarily nocturnal hunters, they rely on their night vision to attack prey under the cover of darkness. Their diet includes birds, as well as small rodents and large ungulates like antelope and deer. This makes them adaptable hunters.

The Leopard’s Stealthy Hunting Strategies

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Leopard, Moremi Reserve, Okavango Delta in Botswana. Image via Depositphotos

Leopards drag their kills into trees to prevent any scavengers from stealing. These scavengers include hyenas or lions. By climbing into trees this lets them feed undisturbed, which shows intelligence and strategic planning in securing meals.

The Leopard’s Physical Abilities

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Leopard asleep in a tree. Image by shalamov via depositphotos.com

Leopards have agility and athleticism, they are very capable of climbing trees with ease and leaping across huge distances to catch prey or escape danger. Their powerful jaws and retractable claws work as their weapons for subduing and dispatching prey. This lets them to take down animals much larger than themselves!

Bottom Line

Leopard. Image by Havranka via Depositphotos
Leopard. Image by Havranka via Depositphotos

I doubt the duckling would’ve made a filling meal for the leopard, so I’m glad the little bird got away! Hopefully their flock wasn’t too far away.

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Innocent Baby Bird Walks up to Leopard. Credit: Latest Sightings – Source: YouTube

Conclusion

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Beautiful leopard sleeping deep in the forest. Image by nejron via depositphotos.com

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