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Rare video: Little bird caught by leopard appears dead and then…

Screengrab from the video.

The rare video shows a baby bird which pretends to be dead after it is caught by a leopard. The leopard then carries the bird in its mouth to a spot where it sits comfortably and puts the bird down on the ground. The little bird, which appears dead, then senses an opportunity and suddenly darts into the bushes to escape the jaws of certain death in what truly turns out to be a miracle.

The video was shot by Benji Solms, a guide at Africa’s Serondella Game Lodge.

“Seizing the moment, the gosling took a chance and ran towards the thick bushes where its siblings were hiding. Disappearing into the dense bush, the gosling successfully escaped the leopard, leaving the predator unable to locate it again,” Solms wrote in his summary of the rare sighting.