A BRAVE antelope makes an unlikely escape after being ambushed by a leopard as it battled a rival.The red lechwe was already exhausted having locked horns with another male when the killer cat struck – but managed to shake it off.

The fast-paced footage was shot by safari guide Thomas Nkwazi,in the Okavango Delta area of Botswana, as he enjoyed a morning drive with four guests. Despite the violent attack, the antelope suffered only minor cuts, while the opportunistic cat left with its tail between its legs.

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Footage: Thomas Nkwazi Producer: Mark Hodge Editor: Joshua Douglas