Skip to comments.CAT FIGHT! Stunning Photos of Tigers Slashing Each Other in Dramatic Battle over Territory
Posted on 12/03/2013 7:15:01 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Ire of the tiger! Stunning pictures capture bloodied beasts slashing each other with their claws in dramatic battle over territory
Dramatic battle caught on camera in the Londolozi private game reserve in Pretoria, South Africa
The clash erupted after one of the tigers delivered a vicious blow to the neck of its rival
After 45 minutes of bloody battle the larger tiger was deemed the winner
This is the incredible moment a pair of bloodied tigers slashed each other with their claws in a dramatic fight over territory.
The dramatic battle was caught on camera at the world famous 'Tiger Canyons' in the Londolozi private game reserve in Pretoria, South Africa.
The clash erupted after one of the tigers delivered a vicious blow to the neck of its rival.
Believing it to be dead, the tiger released its opponent from its jaws but instead of the fight coming to a grizzly end, the two broke out in a second, even more savage struggle.
German photographer, Marion Vollborn, captured the predatory pair while on safari tour.
Ms Vollborn said 'The day before I took these pictures, our group spotted two male tigers pacing along each of their own territory borders.
'There had been a female tiger who had mated with both males and there was a very tense atmosphere but nothing had yet happened.
'In the morning we all suddenly heard a loud roar and we drove immediately towards the noise.
'The male tigers we had been observing the day before were in the water hidden by reeds, one had bitten the other on the throat and they both remained still for several minutes.
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Rumble in the jungle: The two tigers come face to face, although the bigger tiger on the right won the bloody battle. The clash erupted after one of the tigers delivered a vicious blow to the neck of its rival
Paws for thought: The nasty clash of these two furry titans was captured at the world famous 'Tiger Canyons' in the Londolozi private game reserve in Pretoria, South Africa
All claws and teeth: One of the tigers seems to get the upper hand during their vicious clash. The tigers were covered in mud, blood and water in the battle
Giving the evils: The two bloodied combatants stare each other down before resuming their ferocious encounter in a battle of territory
Raw power: While both fighters were up to the task, after 45 minutes of fighting a winner emerged - and it was the significantly stronger and younger male
Injured: 'The roaring was unbelievably loud, everyone who was there watching was clearly scared and I will never forget those sounds,' Vollborn said
Nature in all its messy, terrifying glory.
Two beautiful tiger rugs being dragged through the mud!
Beastly, I say - simply beastly.
Tigers? Africa? That’s supposed to be lion territory. The tiger lives in the Orient.
A message here about dominance.
There’s little doubt that house cats would act like this if they could be this big.
That gash may prove more deadly than the fight.
Ah, it’s just a flesh wound... the cat will wash it and it will probably be OK, though an ugly scar. 8 lives left.
According to Frisky the wonder tigress, currently napping atop the padded camera case atop a book shelf, those puny little tigers on the magic box wouldn’t give her any trouble at all, because she’d bite bite bite bite bite their little heads off if they even thought about it, so there, and if I don’t give her an extra-special treat tomorrow morning, she’s going to stop walking on my head and waking me up to keep me from sleeping too long, and if I want to try to argue about it, she’ll make me chase her under the dresser where I can’t follow to remind me I’m a mere two-legger instead of a tigress.
The only dominant pet I ever worried about was my little chihuahua, Fidel. Rest in Peace. My favorite doggie.
Ping to a cat Fight
One must fight [successfully] to remain dominant. The only people who do not agree are women.
Good thing that doesn't happen in our species.
My Timmy has to keep showing my Susie (both cats) that he’s the best lover in the place. Since he’s the only one, that’s not much of a contest, but it sure gets her hollering. Once I heard Susie go “Yee Haw”. (Yes he’s neutered and she’s spayed. As if he cared.)
Thanks for posting. I saw this earlier today and was going to post it b/c I thought FReepers might like it, but work kept me busy.
Those photos are awesome.
Someone’s got to support all the illegal aliens, moochers and leeches in California, LOL.
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