This mouse diced with death when it tucked into the lunch of a hungry leopard.
Seemingly unaware of the beast towering over it, the mischievous rodent grabbed at scraps of meat thrown into the African Leopard's enclosure.
But instead of pouncing on the the tiny intruder the 12-year-old leopard, called Sheena, appeared to be afraid of the daring mouse and kept her distance.
At one stage she tried to nudge the mouse away with her nose, but the determined little chap carried on chewing away until he was full
Excuse me? A perturbed Sheena the leopard looks on as a cheeky mouse nibbles her food at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire...
....but even a gentle shove does not deter the little creature from getting his fill...
....so the mouse continued to eat the leopard's lunch and show the leopard who was boss
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