WATCH: Lion turns tyre into chew toy at Kruger

Cape Town – Exclusive footage shared by Latest Sightings shows a male lion biting into a tyre, resulting in a puncture and a frightening sound as the lion fled.

The footage was captured at the Kruger National Park on route from Satara to Tshokwane.  

A new chew toy

Onlookers watch in amusement as they see the lion approaching the vehicle, unaware of what was going to ensue. To their surprise, the lion playfully bit into the tyre causing a puncture that resulted in a flat tyre.

Sam Obeirne says, “I had been filming the entire interaction but wasn’t prepared for what I captured thereafter. In the midst of our childish jokes, there was an almighty bang and the lion investigating the car ran off in fright”.

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The Obeirne’s lent their helping hand in replacing the occupant’s flat tyre and ensured that they were a safe distance from the pack of lions that were littered on the road.

Obeirne says, “We made sure we were as far away from the lions as a flat tyre could manage. The tyre changing went as smoothly as could be expected in such a setting”.

The lion may be a strong and dangerous wildlife predator but it seems that each feline is filled with the curiosity of a kitten!

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