MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa on Thursday shared an amusing clip showing a lion’s wary encounter with a ferocious-looking crab.
The lion is curious at first; comfortable enough to inspect the crab while lounging on the dirt.
But when the crab spreads its claws in a battle posture, the lion wants no part of the crustacean and rises to back away.
Among the comments beneath Mala Mala’s post was this from a user named TCB: “It’s the size of the heart that counts.”
Another reply: “The King is a little wary.”