WATCH: This Kruger lion trying to get into a car is both cute and terrifying

A Kruger lion got real up close and personal with a car with its windows up, as well as making the car's tyres its new chew toy.

Captured on video by Hannetjie van der Westhuizen, the video shows a young lion pawing at the car's windows.

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Hannetjie explains the whole event to Latest Sightings

“There was a sighting of a pride of five lions, but this pride in Kruger is famous for 'interacting' with the cars. There was a young male who was especially curious.”

“We were very excited and scared at first, but then we realised that lion was more curious and playful and was just merely investigating a strange object.”

“He was seriously chewing on the tyres, and I thought those sharp teeth may damage them, so we decided to move one.”

“For most of my 48 years of visiting the park, I have had to use binoculars and a lot of imagination to spot a lion, never ever had an encounter like this!”

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