This is the terrifying moment a “humiliated” leopard went for a BBC crew filming Spy in the Wild.
Cameramen working on the BBC Two programme are heard barking “oi oi” at the vicious animal as it pounced out a tree and leapt onto their film truck.
Incredibly the crew were saved by quick-thinking cameraman Richard Jones after he threw his hat at the big cat .
The team were in Botswana trying to track down wild dogs for next week’s epsiode.
Narrator David Tennant told the audience: “The dogs are deliberately winding up the leopard.
“They are far too nimble to be caught, and the angry leopard takes refuge in the tree.
“With their enemy humiliated, the wild dogs slink away.”
The crew were just metres from the deadly leopard when it appeared to clock them from its refuge spot.
Tennant says: “The leopard is left pumped-up with aggression – his shift focuses to the crew stuck in the back of the truck.”
Suddenly it jumped from the tree and charged towards them.
The crew screamed out as the camera crashed to the ground.
Tennant then explained that Richard’s idea to throw his hat at the leopard distracted it – giving them enough time to clamber back to the front of the vehicle and drive off unharmed.
The final episode of the series will be on at 9pm on Thursday, February 9, on BBC Two.