Motherly love — warthog style

The last thing a hungry leopard expected, after grabbing a warthog piglet by the neck, was the furious reaction of the mother warthog.

‘When I pushed the shutter of my camera I heard a noise and thought it was the piglets fighting with one other.

‘But it was a leopard who had appeared from nowhere and caught one of the warthog piglets.

‘The leopard was trying to pin her potential kill to the ground and the piglet was screaming and kicking to try and get away from the leopard.

‘The next moment the mother came running back from behind my vehicle at full speed dropping her head and hit the leopard in the ribcage.’

And the end result of the encounter was that the leopard came off third-best.