Paws off! Lion punches love rival in bitter feud over lioness!

PIC BY Lorraine Bettex/ Caters News 

Paws off! This is the dramatic moment a lion PUNCHED a love rival in a bitter feud over a lioness.

The scrap broke out after a feisty lion challenged another in a quest to steal his female.

PIC BY Lorraine Bettex/ Caters News 

The fight was captured by French photographer Lorraine Bettex, who visited Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Botswana in October 2016.

She said: “It was early in the morning and although the fight didn’t last long, it was really powerful.

PIC BY Lorraine Bettex/ Caters News 

“The two females just sat there and watched on as the males fought over them.”