Brave Turtle Scares Lions Away From The Water Hole

The lion is often called the king of the jungle. There is no one that would dare to challenge the king. In fact, most animals fear lions, and they usually run when one is nearby.

However, there was one safari guide and photographer who was witness to quite an incredible sight.

Apparently, there was one fearless animal who didn’t get intimidated by a powerful lion. Instead, the animal decided to stand up to the king of the jungle and chased him off!

Photo: YouTube/Kruger Sightings

That brave little animal happened to be a rather tiny turtle.

During an exploration of the Sand River in the MalaMala Private Game Reserve inside South Africa’s Kruger National Park, Reggi Barreto was able to capture the moment that the fearless terrapin emerged from his swimming hole in order to scare away an approaching male lion.

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Even though the turtle was pint-sized compared to the mighty lion, his bravado worked in frightening off the big cat.

Photo: YouTube/Kruger Sightings
Photo: YouTube/Kruger Sightings

As if that wasn’t enough, the little turtle wasn’t finished there – when a female lion approached the turtle did the same thing again.

Yet again, the turtle’s tactics worked on this lion as well!

Photo: YouTube/
Kruger Sightings

Not only was this video quite an entertaining moment from nature, but it’s also a nice little reminder that no matter how much of an underdog you might be, if you put your mind to it then you can accomplish anything.

Watch the video below:

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