They can thank their cat skills.
A leopard cub started a fight with a giant rock python and the mother leopard ended it during a fierce battle in South Africa’s Kruger National Park area.
In a video posted by the park on Friday, the adult leopard and python attempt to get in their best shots.
The leopard, identified on YouTube as the cub’s mother, eventually killed the hissing giant and nudged the cub toward the carcass so both could feast on it, wrote the visitor who supplied the park with the clip. Hyenas later chomped on the leftovers.
Here’s an extended video of the fight, which ends with the snake and big cat still locked in mortal combat.