Most often, crabs try not to move away from the reservoirs where they live, but recently a representative of these arthropods caught the eye of predators far from their burrow.
A group of tourists visiting the Mala Mala Nature Reserve in South Africa noticed a lion from the Kambula pride, which was closely watching someone.
At first, people thought that the lion’s attention was attracted by a scorpion in the sand, but then it became clear that the object of observation was a crab.
When the lion came closer, it raised its claws threateningly and calmly continued on its way.
After a while, other members of the pride became interested in the belligerent guest. Five lions, young and old, surrounded the crayfish and even sniffed at it, bowing their muzzles to the arthropod, but no one dared to grab it.
As a result, the animal managed to calmly reach its burrow and escape safely.
The heroes of the video are young predators about a meter tall and weighing up to 125 kg.
If they wanted to, they could make a swift dash and bite through the shell of the crayfish but they clearly decided that such a game was not worth the candle.