Lion king? Terrified big cat flees from stampede of buffalo trying to chase HIM

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A normally majestic lion is chased by a herd of buffalo (DAVE WOOLLACOTT / CATERS NEWS)

This king of the jungle is normally top of the food chain - but his lunchtime took an unexpected turn when a stampede of angry buffalo made him run for the hills.

The predator was about to pounce on unsuspecting buffalo at the Kruger National Park, South Africa, when he was spotted.

This spectacular wildlife image shows the dramatic moment the big cat was then forced to flee from almost a dozen furious buffalo.

Photographer Dave Woollacott captured the amazing scene while on holiday in South Africa.

The project manager from Johannesburg, celebrating his 33rd wedding anniversary was with his wife at the park when he spotted the extraordinary scene.
 
He said: "It was dusk and the sky was heavy with cloud when we started to leave the park through the Phabeni Gate.
 
"Suddenly we came across a herd of Cape buffalo in a dry river bed. We watched as lion tried to attack from the left bank.
 
"But the buffalo outnumbered him and they immediately chased the frightened lion away, across the river bed and into the undergrowth."

Luckily the lion escaped from the buffalo unscathed - unlike Mufasa from 'the Lion King' who met his untimely end by a stampede of the fierce buffalo.



















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