Images: Mariangela Matarazzo Lee/Caters News
This is the moment a lion got more than it bargained for when it was impaled on the horn of an angry buffalo and tossed into the air.
That’s gonna leave a mark!
A herd of buffalos had fallen victim to a pride of hungry lions, a fight ensued and one of the buffalos was injured in the attack.
The injured buffalo can be seen being pinned down by the pack of lions and in a bid to rescue his injured friend another buffalo charged towards the lions.
One of the lions ran towards the buffalo in an attempt to tackle it to the ground.
But the lion was struck by the angry buffalo, impaled on it’s horn and flung into the air.
Photographer Mariangela Matarazzo Lee captured the dramatic scenes on camera. CREDIT: MARIANGELA MATARAZZO LEE/ CATERS NEWS
This isn’t the first time we have seen something like this. Just check out the video below…
This extraordinary dramatic footage captures the moment a hungry lion attempts to kill a young African buffalo. At the moment where things look darkest for the baby buffalo, its mother steps in. Buffalos are known to utilize their horns to defend themselves when threatened – especially when their offspring is involved. Never mess with an angry mother buffalo.
The African Buffalo, or Cape Buffalo, is known for its brutal ability to ‘gore’ predators using its horns. This characteristic horn of the buffalo is unique in that it has fused bases, forming a continuous bone shield referred to as a “boss”. This can prove extremely dangerous. This species kills over 200 people every year. [Wikipedia] These animals are easily one of the most dangerous animals in all of Africa.
The lion is the classic “king of the jungle”, although as we see in this instance, that is not always the case. The power of a full-grown African Buffalo can be too much for a single lion, which is why lions often hunt as a group.
Watch the dramatic moment a lion and buffalo cross paths in the video below: