Watch This Ambitious Crocodile Bully a Lion Pride and Steal Their Lunch
Thievery is at an all-time high in Africa, and it might be more common than you might think. Not all animals eat what they work for. Many of them are known to steal. While we might assume that hyenas are just the thieves of the African wilderness, that’s actually not true at all. As we can see in the video below, a crocodile stole a huge meal from an entire pride of lions.
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Crocodile and Lion Sighting in Kruger National Park
The next YouTube video posted at the top of this blog post takes us all the way to the Kruger National Park located in Southern Africa. This video was shared by the Maasai Sightings YouTube page. This channel regularly shares footage from tourists and tour guides while on their tours in Africa. They share a short description of what happens in the video below.
“A lion pride made a kill nearby a waterhole and the commotion attracted a large crocodile to the scene. The crocodile easily took over the kill as the pride scattered away.”
Crocodile Vs. Lion
At the start of this video posted above, we see a crocodile that is enjoying a meal. Only this meal isn’t his to enjoy. As we read above, this kill is that of a lion pride who took the time to hunt, chase, and kill this prey. The crocodile emerged from the river to come to enjoy this meal that he did not work for. The smell of freshly killed blood was a little too much for him to try and not go for.
Off in the distance, we see a lion angrily looking on as this crocodile is eating their meal. Then we see the whole lion pride collectively looking in on this predator in shock as he is eating their food. The video editors add, “Crocodiles can weigh up to a ton and will be a formidable opponent to any predator.” This basically means that this lion pride knew better than to try to rush in and fight this crocodile for stealing what is rightfully theirs.
What Do Nile Crocodiles Eat?
The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) of the family Crocodylidae can be found centrally in Africa. These large reptiles can weigh upwards of 1,600 pounds and can reach 20 feet in length. As carnivores, they will eat things such as fish, hippos, zebras, birds, and yes even other crocodiles.
The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Library goes even further to say that the Nile crocodile will basically kill and eat almost anything that moves. No wonder this pride of lions knew to stay as far away as possible.