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Unusual but true: Scaredy-cat leaps for its life

( Updated: 2015-05-29 08:45

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Timid lion climbs tree to escape buffalo herd

Unusual but true: Scaredy-cat leaps for its life

The cowardly creature scales a tree to avoid being trampled by angry buffalo. [Photo/CFP]

Remarkable pictures have emerged of a cowardly lion fleeing a herd of angry buffalo by scrambling up a tree.

The lion was chased by the herd after being discovered stalking a baby buffalo.

Despite retreating, the danger wasn't quite over as the buffalo - prone to trampling - gathered under the tree to wait for the lion to fall.

After a few seconds clinging onto the tree the lion began to tremble and slide down the trunk. In desperation the big cat let out a snarl and suddenly leapt from the tree and disappeared into the bush.

Unusual but true: Scaredy-cat leaps for its life

After leaping to the ground the lion wastes no time in speeding away. [Photo/CFP]

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