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Leopard versus crocodile

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJul 22, 2008 8:00 PM

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I love crocodiles. They scare the crap out of me on a visceral level, so I'm fascinated by them. I mean, c'mon: they fit the definition of "monster". In Africa, it's been known that a croc can take down a leopard -- even a leopard can't outrun the blinding speed of a croc's jaws -- but now, for the first time, evidently, photos have been taken of a leopard taking down a croc! Photographer Hal Brindley got the shots, and they are very, very cool... well worth a look. He even put up a video: Whoa. But the picture sequence is more complete. It gave me chills.

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