An amazing wildlife video on YouTube shows a "sneaky leopard" catching a bird in flight as it tries to escape the clutch of the big cat's leaping bite. The flutter of feathers raining down tells the rest of the story.
The "Sneaky Leopard" video, posted to YouTube on Dec. 4, doesn't have much in the way of details in the description. But none is really necessary as the drama unfolds before the lucky cameraman who just happens to film one of the rarest scenes in nature.
As a bird, probably a pheasant, searches the ground for its own next meal in an unidentified forest region, the leopard blends in seamlessly with the background, almost invisible. Suddenly, the bird senses the danger and takes flight.
But too late.
The leopard jumps high into the air and snatches the hapless fowl in its snapping jaws. Feathers fly as the big cat touches down and saunters off to a quieter spot for a well earned snack.
The man taking the video is, naturally, shocked to have witnessed such a feat, to say nothing of catching the drama on camera.
And, as an added bonus, the sequence is slowed down in the second half of the video, revealing the power and majesty of this magnificent animal in all its slo-mo glory.
Click the video above and be prepared to be amazed by one of the most awe-inspiring wildlife videos ever posted to the web.
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