Tourist On Safari Catches Horrifying Encounter With Lion On Film (Video)

| by Jonathan Wolfe
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A group of tourists on a South African safari received a nearly life-ending scare recently.

Passenger Joshua Sutherland and the rest of the group were riding along in an SUV when they rolled up on a pack of lions. Ordinarily this would be an incredible moment.

The group’s encounter with the lion pride was going well until a lion got too close for comfort.  Everyone’s hearts started racing as a lion approached the door and started pawing at the door handle. Then, to everyone’s amazement -- and horror -- the lioness opened the door with her mouth.

Here, courtesy of Sutherland, is footage of the encounter:

Sources: Joshua Sutherland, YouTube / Photo Credit: Screenshot