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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:17 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:40 am 
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I have seen lions doing this twice. Once just south of nossob where they came up to our car and were playing with the tires and wing mirrors as well as having a good look thru the window to see what was in the back. We were in a brown toyota cressida.

6 months later we saw the same group who were now much larger. The big male went up to a red bakkie. He tried to remove a water jerrican which was chained to the back window. He then went to the back tire and bit it. The tire popped a jet of air shot into his face. He then got up and walked off with his mates. It was unbelievable.

Apparently these lions are well known. They are particularly fond of red cars. They are known as the tire biters


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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:53 am 
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When did you see them doing this, klotzof? :big_eyes:

I am going to be there in 4 days time!

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
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I have a red bakkie, and gapped it as I saw this youngster run towards the cars at Rooikop waterhole, 5 km south of Nossob. He wasnt fussy, he just went for the tyres of the guy behind me as we watched from 25 metres away. They also seem to like metallic cars. Come to think of it, any will do. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:21 am 
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saw them long time ago
1993 and again in 1994
I think that they have passed on this behaviour and there are now more of them about


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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
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I hope they soon tyre of this game :twisted:
Will keep a lookout in December !

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
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I have heard that Citronella oil, or Get-Off that you can buy in pet shops can keep your Tyres safe.

Any truth to this?

Going to be in KTP in 34 days, and would prefer to preserve my tyres. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
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They must have got 'tyred' of it, because I was up there now for 14 days and all they were doing was 'lion' around.... :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
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GlynB wrote:
They must have got 'tyred' of it, because I was up there now for 14 days and all they were doing was 'lion' around.... :cam:


:bcool: ........Hope they're still lion around in three weeks time!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
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For tyre protection, use a paint brush to paint the tyre side walls with the hottest chilli sauce you can find, repeat every few days if you're very worried. Keeps cats (and dogs) away.

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
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I hope this gives you all a better perspective....



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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
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Oops scary :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi
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Looks like they have a "thing" for VW's :shock:


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