A young male lion just proved why the hunting should be left up to the lionesses when he blundered a potential kill but grabbing the wrong target.


Crocodile River, Kruger National Park – It seems that lions just can’t win lately. Just a few weeks ago we saw a lion sneak up on a sleeping lioness and get a roundhouse smack that was felt by every person who has ever tried to wake up a sleeping partner. The video left many giggling at the lion’s blunder.

Now, a completely unrelated lion has also made a blunder that has left him with one annoyed lioness. We had a proper chuckle at seeing this lion’s hunting blunder.

This video is proof of why the Lions should just leave the hunting up to the lionesses.

According to Latest Sightings, there is an idea that only the lionesses hunt. They confirmed this isn’t so true. The males of a pride are there to protect it, so they spend their energy patrolling the territory, chasing rival lions out, so then the lionesses hunt to feed the males.

While male lions do hunt for themselves too, this video shows why maybe they shouldn’t interfere…

Peter Craig-Cooper filmed the hunting blunder on the banks of the Crocodile River, opposite Marloth Park. In an interview with the team he confirmed,

“A pride of lion was frequenting an area of the Crocodile River in the Kruger National Park, opposite Marloth Park. So we were always on the lookout for them.

There was one day, when we found the lions on the riverbank and spotted a herd of impala nearby! We watched as the unsuspecting herd of impala headed towards the river, right near the lions.

As the herd of impala finally crept close enough for an ambush by the lions, a female started stalking them. Her head can be seen in the grass at the start of the video.

The male then decided to help out in the catch, rooky mistake!

All of a sudden pandemonium broke. The male chasing from the top and the female from the bottom of the bank. The two lions collided as the impala made its escape.

As the watch the herd of impala run to freedom, they look bewildered by their botched attempt at the hunt that they put in so much energy to attempting.”

You can watch the funny hunting blunder below.

Sources: Latest Sightings Supplied
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