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Predator Becomes Prey
Photograph by Colleen and Keith Begg

At midday this leopard crept up on a honey badger too focused on foraging to notice the approaching danger. Though the old female badger was scrawny and blind in one eye, with many broken teeth, she fought off the leopard for more than 50 minutes. By the time the leopard could claim her prize and drag it off over the dune, she was so exhausted that she collapsed under a tree and lay panting for long minutes before beginning to eat.





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