The video was recorded by guide Peter Geraerdts, 51, in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Specifically, an impala was engrossed in drinking water when a 318 kg Nile crocodile suddenly jumped up and aimed at its prey.
Spotting the enemy, the antelope promptly jumped backwards. After that, it immediately rotated 180 degrees to escape. Missing the bait, the crocodile slowly retreated back to the lake, continuing to lie down and wait for the next opportunity.
In addition to the giant size, which is considered the largest freshwater predator in the world, the Nile crocodile also scares people with its sharp teeth and terrifying bite force. Any prey that appears in their sights is almost impossible to avoid death, humans are no exception.
Meanwhile, the impala is among the fastest animals in the world, able to reach speeds of nearly 90 km/h. Their agility helps them evade predators. They can also jump up to 9m. Impala often avoid contact with lions in the lagoon by drinking water during the hot part of the day, when the big cats take a nap.