A crocodile may prey on a leopard if given the opportunity. Other large, land-based predators such as lions and hyenas are known to hunt and kill leopards, although this is mostly due to territorial dispute. While leopards are well-equipped to defend themselves, they mostly avoid confrontation with these predators.
The leopard uses stealth both in catching prey and in avoiding large predators. The rosette patterns on the fur of the leopard allow it to blend in with its environment; general coloration varies depending on species so that different species can blend in with different environments. Leopards are proficient climbers and are capable of hauling prey larger than themselves to the safety offered by treetops. Leopards also hunt and eat very quickly to minimize their presence.