Leopard has a nap with its kill up a tree by Daksha Bapat (7 images)

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A leopard takes a nap up a tree with its kill carefully stored on a nearby branch to keep it out of reach of scavengers. The predator had successfully caught and killed a gazelle before it dragged it and carried it up the tree.

Exhausted by its efforts, the tired female took a moment to rest and slept on a branch of the acacia tree, dangling a paw down as it snoozed. If a leopard does not bother to hoist its kill into a tree, it risks losing its meal to hyenas and lions.

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