This might not be the first time we've seen an epic stand-off in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve, but this lion vs croc battle is far more intense than last year's! Park-goers were amazed to see a solo lion approach a large crocodile that was catching some rays in one of the reserve's rivers. The battle may have started slowly, but after the basking behemoth took a jab, the rest of the pride quickly joined in. Astoundingly, all parties left the battlefield alive and empty-stomached ... but this is one showdown we're happy to be watching from the sidelines!  

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