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Lion vs. Crocodile: 2 Top Predators Battle It Out in Botswana

Lion vs. Crocodile: 2 Top Predators Battle It Out in Botswana

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from Gary Devine wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

The crock was unable to do his death roll till photo eleven when he escape. That lion must be very powerful and super strong to hold him in place for so long. The crock was trying to roll in the earlier photos. I would bet on the crock in a rematch in deeper water.

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from crowman wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

When she had the croc in her mouth with the croc mouth pinned shut she had him in the best place as a croc has very little strength to open their mouth. All their power is in bitting down (not saying that even with the mouth pinned shut that sucker wouldn't be a handful especially with that tail ).

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from anagnoshdsn wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Great PIC!
The Lioness is thinking: "biggest lizard I ever grabbed up.Sweet and yummy! The kids'll love it!"

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from Raymond John Ar... wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

You know why cant we give the lion some credit....and besides for a lady she did good and you try to get between a MOM and her Kids and see what happens to your ASS

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from veeguy wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Having lived in Northern Kenya, 3 years of which was on the Tana River, I have to say the lion was damn lucky. I've seen dead lions several times at river crossings. If there is one creature on earth I wouldn't want to interact with, it's a big Nile crocodile.

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from kaanimal wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

That's one badass cat!!!

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from Gregory Proctor wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

NO soup for you!

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Waw! Great photos. They reallygive you the sense of what amazing creatures the big cats are.

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from Gtbigsky wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

that cat definitely has nine lives and some new facial piercings.

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from chrisc72 wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

That's one tough mama. Hell of a job protecting her own. Lions are beautiful beasts.

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from themadflyfisher wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Very cool! Big cats are truely amazing predators! I think this one had a little luck on it's side though.

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from John A Pierog wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Great sequence of photos.

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from Doug Doty wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Yeah, in deeper water she'd have been a goner, but you have to give her credit. She did well by herself and the others by gaining them passage.

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from Red Salas wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Pretty cool picture

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from blackjac wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Don't screw around with " Ma Ma" !!!

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from elmer f. wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

i think the lioness needs an attitude check. she was very lucky deep water was not in easy reach, or there would have been one less big cat in the world. lions are definitely bad to the bone, but big "crocigators" have not changed in millions of years. there is a good reason for that. they are already perfect for their environment. why change? i think there are really only 3 animals that could really defeat an alligator or crocodile. an elephant, due to its shear size and weight. a rhino, for the same reason, plus a bad attitude. and a hippo, for the same reason as the rhino. other than that, everything else is on the menu.

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from david park wrote 1 year 35 weeks ago

its the law of the jungle it goes to show lions are the utlimate king and what good are crocks they keep people out of the pool i hate the aligators also they are always killing people in good old usa and they are protected in some states. if a lion kills someone it is hunted down and killed

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from Rtaylor376 wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

A lioness will do whatever she has to keep her cubs alive. Whether that be trying a giraffe for dinner, or punking a croc.

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from RalphReid wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

The "david park" comment is an example of the attitudes and ignorance that plague us. In the 'good old' USA (Florida) a gator is killed for as little as being unafraid of humans. Other gators are trapped and relocated. Public safety is a prime concern, but sdometimes you just cannot out plan or overcome stupidity. Gators are dangerous, even little ones, and most of all amourous and hungry ones. Just don't go into the water during mating season or into water you can't see through.

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from fantasticsouthe... wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

I am certain that this was not a decision on the lion's part to actively pursue the croc because there are far less dangerous sources of food than a croc of that size. Maybe they were both competing for the same carcass. Nevertheless, the photo is excellent and very entertaining. For more information about wildlife, wildlife photos and wildlife conservation, especially on the southeastern coast of the U.S., please visit www.fantasticsoutheastercoastliving.com. There you will find wonderful photos and information about wildlife and conservation.

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from fantasticsouthe... wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

I am certain that this was not a decision on the lion's part to actively pursue the croc because there are far less dangerous sources of food than a croc of that size. Maybe they were both competing for the same carcass. Nevertheless, the photo is excellent and very entertaining. For more information about wildlife, wildlife photos and wildlife conservation, especially on the southeastern coast of the U.S., please visit www.fantasticsoutheasterncoastliving.com. There you will find wonderful photos and information about wildlife and conservation.

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from Alan Butterworth wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

If that Croc would have grabbed a leg instead of Her Lip, that story might have ended differently. I'm really glad it didn't because She is Beautiful, Regal Creature.

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from plinkster wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

A rare nature scene

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from bigz24bigbass wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Amazing shots. Truely the king of the jungle

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from BubbaK wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

It seems to me she was very tactically smart about this - she chose to cross at the shallowest point she could, and used speed and height to attack a predator more suited to lower angles in the water. Just as Mr. Croc's been around a long time, so has Mrs Leone (not quite as long, but still long enough to learn a few things). Think about her dispositions - she left the young behind, suppressed the threat, then brought them across. Sure the croc would likely have killed her in deeper water, but I'm guessing that's why she didn't go into the deeper water! I salute her strength, courage, and tactical skill! Hail to the Queen!

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from anagnoshdsn wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Great PIC!
The Lioness is thinking: "biggest lizard I ever grabbed up.Sweet and yummy! The kids'll love it!"

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from crowman wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

When she had the croc in her mouth with the croc mouth pinned shut she had him in the best place as a croc has very little strength to open their mouth. All their power is in bitting down (not saying that even with the mouth pinned shut that sucker wouldn't be a handful especially with that tail ).

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from Gary Devine wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

The crock was unable to do his death roll till photo eleven when he escape. That lion must be very powerful and super strong to hold him in place for so long. The crock was trying to roll in the earlier photos. I would bet on the crock in a rematch in deeper water.

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from Raymond John Ar... wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

You know why cant we give the lion some credit....and besides for a lady she did good and you try to get between a MOM and her Kids and see what happens to your ASS

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from veeguy wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Having lived in Northern Kenya, 3 years of which was on the Tana River, I have to say the lion was damn lucky. I've seen dead lions several times at river crossings. If there is one creature on earth I wouldn't want to interact with, it's a big Nile crocodile.

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from kaanimal wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

That's one badass cat!!!

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from Gregory Proctor wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

NO soup for you!

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from elmer f. wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

i think the lioness needs an attitude check. she was very lucky deep water was not in easy reach, or there would have been one less big cat in the world. lions are definitely bad to the bone, but big "crocigators" have not changed in millions of years. there is a good reason for that. they are already perfect for their environment. why change? i think there are really only 3 animals that could really defeat an alligator or crocodile. an elephant, due to its shear size and weight. a rhino, for the same reason, plus a bad attitude. and a hippo, for the same reason as the rhino. other than that, everything else is on the menu.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Waw! Great photos. They reallygive you the sense of what amazing creatures the big cats are.

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from Gtbigsky wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

that cat definitely has nine lives and some new facial piercings.

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from chrisc72 wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

That's one tough mama. Hell of a job protecting her own. Lions are beautiful beasts.

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from themadflyfisher wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Very cool! Big cats are truely amazing predators! I think this one had a little luck on it's side though.

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from John A Pierog wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Great sequence of photos.

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from Doug Doty wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Yeah, in deeper water she'd have been a goner, but you have to give her credit. She did well by herself and the others by gaining them passage.

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from Red Salas wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Pretty cool picture

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from blackjac wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Don't screw around with " Ma Ma" !!!

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from david park wrote 1 year 35 weeks ago

its the law of the jungle it goes to show lions are the utlimate king and what good are crocks they keep people out of the pool i hate the aligators also they are always killing people in good old usa and they are protected in some states. if a lion kills someone it is hunted down and killed

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from Rtaylor376 wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

A lioness will do whatever she has to keep her cubs alive. Whether that be trying a giraffe for dinner, or punking a croc.

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from RalphReid wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

The "david park" comment is an example of the attitudes and ignorance that plague us. In the 'good old' USA (Florida) a gator is killed for as little as being unafraid of humans. Other gators are trapped and relocated. Public safety is a prime concern, but sdometimes you just cannot out plan or overcome stupidity. Gators are dangerous, even little ones, and most of all amourous and hungry ones. Just don't go into the water during mating season or into water you can't see through.

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from fantasticsouthe... wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

I am certain that this was not a decision on the lion's part to actively pursue the croc because there are far less dangerous sources of food than a croc of that size. Maybe they were both competing for the same carcass. Nevertheless, the photo is excellent and very entertaining. For more information about wildlife, wildlife photos and wildlife conservation, especially on the southeastern coast of the U.S., please visit www.fantasticsoutheastercoastliving.com. There you will find wonderful photos and information about wildlife and conservation.

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from fantasticsouthe... wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

I am certain that this was not a decision on the lion's part to actively pursue the croc because there are far less dangerous sources of food than a croc of that size. Maybe they were both competing for the same carcass. Nevertheless, the photo is excellent and very entertaining. For more information about wildlife, wildlife photos and wildlife conservation, especially on the southeastern coast of the U.S., please visit www.fantasticsoutheasterncoastliving.com. There you will find wonderful photos and information about wildlife and conservation.

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from Alan Butterworth wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

If that Croc would have grabbed a leg instead of Her Lip, that story might have ended differently. I'm really glad it didn't because She is Beautiful, Regal Creature.

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from plinkster wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

A rare nature scene

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from bigz24bigbass wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Amazing shots. Truely the king of the jungle

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from BubbaK wrote 1 year 32 weeks ago

It seems to me she was very tactically smart about this - she chose to cross at the shallowest point she could, and used speed and height to attack a predator more suited to lower angles in the water. Just as Mr. Croc's been around a long time, so has Mrs Leone (not quite as long, but still long enough to learn a few things). Think about her dispositions - she left the young behind, suppressed the threat, then brought them across. Sure the croc would likely have killed her in deeper water, but I'm guessing that's why she didn't go into the deeper water! I salute her strength, courage, and tactical skill! Hail to the Queen!

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