A DYING elephant collapsed and crushed a crocodile during a rare encounter which left both animals dead.
It’s believed the giant jumbo fell onto the reptile after being fatally injured in the bloody battle.
A chilling photo shows the flattened croc’s snout and feet poking out from beneath the bulk of the elephant’s body.
Parts of the dead elephant’s head had been eaten away by scavengers.
Experts believe the crocodile targeted the elephant as it was struggling to climb a bank by a river.
However, as the beast fought back it then fell onto the reptile killing it instantly before dying of its own injuries.
The aftermath of the fight, which took place in South Luangwa National Park, was discovered by a stunned park guide.
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