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It's not so much snatching victory from the jaws of defeat as dinner from the jaws of danger.
But even the imposing presence of an adult leopard at feeding time is not enough to get between plucky young Rattus Norvegicus (better known as the brown rat) and a free meal.
This extraordinary series of images were captured by photography student Casey Gutteridge, as he trained his camera on the leopard for a course project.