Gallery: Welwyn & Hatfield Times photographer's leopard pictures spotted round the world

Welwyn & Hatfield Times trainee photographer Casey Gutteridge has had the pleasure of seeing his extraordinary pictures splashed across the world's media. The 19-year-old was on a day trip to the Santago Rare Leopard Project, in Willow Walk, Welwyn, when

Welwyn & Hatfield Times trainee photographer Casey Gutteridge has had the pleasure of seeing his extraordinary pictures splashed across the world's media.

The 19-year-old was on a day trip to the Santago Rare Leopard Project, in Willow Walk, Welwyn, when he saw a rat risk its life to tuck into the lunch of a hungry leopard.

The rodent grabbed at pieces of meat thrown into the enclosure of Sheena the African leopard.

The 12-year-old female big cat even seemed scared of the tiny rat!


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Casey, who has been at the Welwyn & Hatfield Times for a year and lives in Potters Bar, said: "I was amazed when Sheena got scared of the rat and jumped away.

"The rat acted as thought it did not have a care in the world!

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