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Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby africatravelchannel » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:31 pm

On ou recent visit my car was chased and bitten at by these two young males. It was our first visit and I was wondering if this is normal behaviour by the lions in the park?
[video]http://youtu.be/R6AfHuwR0oM[/video]
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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalaghadi

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:19 pm

Short answer. Yes.

Depends where though. You don't state where this was.

Friends have seen it at Kwang, and I have witnessed it at Rooikop, both are waterholes near Nossob.

Both times juvenile males. Like these are.

Where was this video taken?
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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalaghadi

Unread postby africatravelchannel » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:31 pm

This was taken at Monroe Waterhole on the road between Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata

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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalaghadi

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:33 pm

Naughty 'teenagers'.

The Munro cubs are growing up....
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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalaghadi

Unread postby africatravelchannel » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:10 pm

I have another video of them harassing some Hyena's. They seem to be challenging everything in the area.

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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalaghadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:52 pm

and the cameraman stay at the window... open window :shock:

there was one video, few time ago, where a Lion jumped through a window... it was a real attack and one of the passengers was injured :?
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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby Div » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:38 am

Nice video clip! Where did you see the video of lions attacking through a window Anne-Marie?

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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:43 am

here, on this forum, few years ago :?
people were stand up in the car, the head out of the roof and the lion broke the window... will search :wink:
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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby Scouter » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:03 am

We had the same experience 2 weeks ago at MONTROSE waterhole with 2 sub-adult males that look very much like your pair - I will go and check my daughter's photos and see if they are the same ones ... I see in your video clip a female looking on - there was a female with the 2 males when they got too personal with a group of 4 cars on that little loop at Montrose. They were trying to bite the tyres and when I drove off the one male came after me and launched himself through the air at the back of the car to try and get the sparewheel ....

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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby africatravelchannel » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:06 am

Yip it sounds like the same lions, the female was inquisitive, but those two young males......

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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby peterpiper » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:21 am

In all my visits to the park I have never experienced this nor spoken to others who have, so it seems very unusual and not normal, behaviour, but in the past 6 weeks I've spoken to at least 4 different people who had a similar experience with this group of lions.
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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby okie » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:30 am

Hmmm.... Maybe those young lions are getting in some early practice for that cycle race later this year in October :hmz:
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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:34 am

:thumbs_up: okie :lol:
I can't find this video :? sorry :redface:
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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby forestgump » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:32 pm

Wait till they visit campers
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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby Tony T » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:07 pm

My take, for what its worth, is they like things that run (drive) away from them and they are honing their hunting skills. Maybe its just bit of cub playfulness they haven't lost yet; or they are just mad at continually having to eat dust :evil:
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