- Buck tries to jump over a small pride of lions but is stopped dead in his tracks
- The animal is dragged to the floor by the lions where it’s ripped apart and eaten
- The stunning footage was filmed by a teacher in Kruger Park, South Africa
These group of lions were jumping for joy after a young buck’s attempt to leap over the pride ended miserably for the young dear.
The charging buck came hurtling towards the group of lucky lions, who wasted no time in dragging the animal to the floor and sinking their teeth in.
The buck can be seen struggling as the four lions hold down the animal, tearing it apart as they share the meal between them.
The incident was witnessed and filmed by Hannes Beeslar, a teacher in Nelspruit, South Africa.
The lions were walking along the road in Kruger National Park minding their own business before the buck decided to run into their paws
Describing the events, the 25-year-old said: ‘It was a hot day in the Kruger Park and we were just taking a slow drive on the H4-1 between Lower Sabie and Skukuza. We drove past a whole lot of cars that were just stationary on the road, so we decided to turn around and have a look in the opposite direction.
‘A pride of lions suddenly appeared out of the bushes and started walking on the road. They did this for about for about 5km. Two of the lions then went into the bush and started chasing a buck towards the remaining lions on the road.
‘The buck leaped and bounced across the road straight into the jaws of the unsuspecting lions. This was a quick and easy meal for them.’
He added: ‘Straight away they all dived in to get their share. It was amazing to see how quickly they tore the buck apart and just devoured it.’
After the female lions had eaten their share, a giant male with a bushy main comes over and roars at them, forcing them to scarper as he digs into the buck himself.
Mr Beeslar added: ‘The male lion was almost certainly not going to miss out on his cut and he then came storming in to chase the females away.
‘It was fascinating to see how tough the cub was, it was also hanging on tight to get some reward out it.
‘This was the best sighting ever and I’ve been going to the park for 14 years around 2-5 times a year and never seen anything of this kind. Simply amazing!’
The charging buck came hurtling towards the group of lucky lions, who were poised and ready to attack
The lions are able to grab the buck and drag it to the ground, where they eat the animal