Lion up a tree: King of the jungle is a scaredy cat in this photo

Updated May 25, 2015
  • By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A herd of buffalo apparently protecting a newborn calf drove a lion up a tree, and a man on safari captured the moment in an amazing photo. (Source: Bancroft.tv

Charles Comyn, 63, was on safari in the Maasai Mara of Kenya with his wife, when the buffalo sensed the stalking lion and gave chase.

The lion ran up a tree and clung to it until it began trembling and sliding down. The big cat was able to leap down and make a run for it, disappearing into the bush.

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It was only after the lion fled and the buffalo resumed grazing that the safari group realized there was a newborn in their group.