LUNCH TOO MUCH OF A STRETCH

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - One Day To Go Wedding Of The Decade - DE­CLAN COO­LEY

LEAP­ING leop­ards, that’s one lucky bird.

An Aus­tralian am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­pher has cap­tured the amaz­ing mo­ment a leop­ard leapt into the air to try to grab an un­sus­pect­ing stork straight out of the sky.

The hun­gry leop­ard had been hid­ing in the long grass, stalk­ing its prey, be­fore leap­ing into the air with out­stretched paws.

But, with just mil­lime­tres to spare, the equally ag­ile stork man­aged to es­cape — leav­ing the poor leop­ard to lick its lips and skulk away with its tail be­tween its legs.

Aussie sa­fari guest Paul Rifkin, 60, took the stun­ning ac­tion shot dur­ing a trip to Tan­za­nia, while fel­low trav­eller Lau­ren O’Dea, 32, from the NSW Cen­tral Coast, was able to cap­ture all the drama of the cun­ning catch at­tempt and es­cape on video.

Pic­ture: Caters News

Aus­tralian Paul Rifkin’s amaz­ing ac­tion shot.

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