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He should have legged it! Unlucky zebra's limb sticks out of crocodile's mouth after getting torn to pieces as it crossed a river

He should have legged it! Unlucky zebra's limb sticks out of crocodile's mouth after getting torn to pieces as it crossed a river
  • A group of 1000 cautious zebras were trying to cross the Mara River at the Masai Mara National Park, Kenya 
  • As soon as the creatures stepped into the croc-infested water, the fierce creatures bolted towards them
  • The lead zebra, who was the first to try cross the river, was ripped apart within minutes, with its killer  photographed chomping on the remnants of its leg 
An unlucky zebra was mauled to chunks by a hungry crocodile after it tried to cross a river in Kenya.
Nimit Virdi, 32, from Wellington, India, photographed the moment the crocodile raised its powerful jaws from the water, with the unfortunate zebra's leg still hanging from its teeth. 
He caught the moment while watching a herd of zebras waiting on the riverbank for the right time to cross the Mara River, before one brave 850lb zebra decided to take the lead. Sadly for this would-be leader, pictures show how the crocodile was waiting to devour it. 
The photos were taken during a game drive in the Masai Mara National Park, Kenya. 
'The encounter was really exhilarating to watch,' he said.
'The crocodiles ripped the zebra apart instantly. We were stood on the opposite bank only a short distance away.
'Expect the unexpected in the wilderness - you never know what might unfold. It just takes a second for everything to change.'
According to Nimit, there must have been over 1,000 zebras and the inquisitive photographer watched for two hours as they headed down to the water for a quick drink before dashing back up to the safety of the bank. Eventually, one brave zebra decided to jump in - leading the herd into the river.
Over 10 Nile crocodiles rushed through the waters and within a matter of minutes, the zebra had been torn apart - with several other fatalities following in due course. The 850lb zebras were no match for the 1,200lb crocodiles who can travel through water at 20mph. 
Pictured: The zebra's leg hanging out of the crocodile's mouth after the unlucky creature tried to cross a river in Masai Mara National Park, Kenya
The desperate zebra tries to escape but the crocodile has its teeth sunken in to the creature's neck in Masai Mara, Kenya
Pictured: A swarm of crocodiles bolt towards the helpless zebra as it flails in the river in the Masai Mara nature reserve in Kenya
One crocodile lifts its head out of the water with a chunk of zebra meat still hanging from its jaws in Masai Mara, Kenya
One lucky zebra manages to escape as its companion is trapped between the jaws of a ravenous crocodile in Masai Mara, Kenya
Pictured: A group of crocodiles tear chunks out of the zebras in a river in Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya
Pictured: A group of crocodiles tear chunks out of the zebras in a river in Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya 

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