This is the moment a feisty little turtle really showed a huge male lion who’s boss and ran him off his watering hole.
You see it wasn’t just your usual watering hole, it was home to the little turtle, and he wasn’t eager for any company!
The video was taken in South Africa’s MalaMala Private Game Reserve. Reggi Baretto is a photographer and safari guide and was with a client when they decided to observe a pair of big cats.
“I knew the lions would look for water to drink, and we positioned ourselves in the perfect spot with the sunlight in our favor, ready for the sighting. What came next we did not expect.”
The watering hole’s resident turtle was not having any of it and wouldn’t let the lions drink in peace.
The tough little turtle clearly had no fear when approaching the much larger and powerful lions. It is a special sight and definitely something you see every day.
“It was an incredibly rare sighting for me to film.”