A depleted buffalo fought off a pride of lions only to have his gonads bitten by a famished hyena.Gotta watch out for those sneaky hyenas; Photo: Gifbin
The wounded beast unwittingly attracted the predator with his loud shrills for help when the pride of lions ambushed him in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
The hyena soon emerged to see if it could polish off what the lions had started.
However, the bull was too solid to bring down so … the hyaena made do with biting his bollocks before scampering off.
“This old buffalo bull, generally known as a ‘dagga boy’, was exhausted after a long fight with a pride of lions,” said Sian Green, a freelance guide.
“When buffaloes are under attack by predators, they make a call, so as to attract back-up from a nearby herd. But, dagga boys are solitary, mostly, and so the calls usually end up alerting other predators of the attack. A very brave hyena must have heard the commotion and came to see what was going on.
“The hyena could probably see that the buffalo was still in shock, and so while the buffalo was so exhausted, the hyena sneaks from behind sees an opening and grabs on to the buffalo’s balls!”
Green added: “The buffalo’s obviously in shock and in pain and quickly reacts to escape the carnivoran mammal’s hold. The buffalo must have had some good practice with fighting off the lions, and managed to fight off the hyena too.”
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