Like many street fights, this one ended quickly.
The spotted cat swiped its claws at its larger assailant, making the lion jump into the air to avoid contact. The leopard then skedaddled into the bush and the lion declined to pursue it.
The lion walked another 50 meters “and then disappeared into the bush on the opposite side of the road,” Kayla du Toit, the 18-year-old university student who shot the video, wrote at Latest Sightings.
“Just to see 2 of these amazing animals at the same time and then to see such a rare interaction was truly amazing and one of the best feelings ever!” du Toit wrote.