Zebra pushes lion under water until she lets go of him
Every zebra has to live with the constant threat of becoming a lion family's supper. When a big cat has you in its clutches, there's usually no escape.
This lioness seemed to have her prey securely by the throat: she'd suprised him while he was drinking at the river's edge. He was already bleeding but he was still bracing himself against the cat's attack with everything he had.
Then suddenly the zebra got the upper hand. Using his bulk and weight, he managed to turn the lioness on her back and push her head under the water.
The cat struggled mightily against this turning of the tables but there was nothing she could do. The zebra wouldn't let up and the lioness was running out of air.
She finally let her stubborn prey go and he fled away through the waters as fast as he could.
She pursued him briefly but then gave up. Out of breath and visibly perplexed, she took a rest. The zebra had gotten away.
You can watch the whole terrifying attack, including its unexpected ending, here:
Who'd have thought! Lady Lion will have to find today's dinner somewhere else — ideally in the form of less resourceful prey.