Even when you’re blessed with nine lives, it’s not the most hopeful of situations.
For one wild cat, it looked as if fleeing to the top branches of a tree high above the African savannah could not save it from a fierce predator closing in rapidly from below.
So when you’re struggling to escape a caracal – also known as a desert lynx – sometimes you just have to make a
giant leap of faith.
Prepare for take-off: In a last-ditch attempt to escape an approaching caracal, or desert lynx, the desperate wild cat launched itself from the top branches of a tree above the African savannah, from 100ft in the air
Summoning every last ounce of courage, the feline launched itself into empty space – and amazingly landed unscathed on the ground 100ft below, before racing off to complete an unlikely escape.