...perhaps even of the year, so far, even if it is almost three years old!
One of a terrific series of images snapped by photography student Casey Gutteridge at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire, U.K., it depicts a two-three month old rodent, purportedly of the genus Rattus Norvegicus, so desperate for something to eat, that it intruded on the mealtime of "Sheene," a 12-year old African leopard, to grab a bite for himself.
Call me "sappy," but I love the "Are you kidding me?!?" expression on the big cat's face as she tries to get a handle on exactly what's going on.
And no, there's no "big finish" where the rat comes to the keopard's rescue several year's later.
Great article, beautiful cat. Thanks, Dean.