As the leopard was sitting down for his meal, Mitchley spotted two male lions that had seen the leopard haul the carcass into the tree, and they dashed in that direction.
One of the lions decided he wanted the leopard’s kill and climbed the tree. “It was amazing to witness. He swung his left paw towards the leopard and kill, the leopard just managed to evade his clutches and went higher up. The branches were not that thick higher up, I was amazed at the leopard’s agility,” Mitchley said.
In the video the leopard can be seen taking the kill with him, as the lion encroaches in his space. After much effort the lion soon realises he will not be able to reach the object of his desires and climbs down defeated.