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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby Lionspoon » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:17 pm

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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby klotzof » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:40 am

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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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby GlynB » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:53 am

When did you see them doing this, klotzof? :big_eyes:

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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:13 pm

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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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby klotzof » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:21 am

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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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby forestgump » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:05 pm

I hope they soon tyre of this game :twisted:
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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby DefenderGDI » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:23 pm

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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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby GlynB » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:29 pm

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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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby manicwalker » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:10 am

:funny: :funny:
and clever too :wink:

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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:53 am

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:


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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby Graham Dyer » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:37 am

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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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby africatravelchannel » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:01 am

I hope this gives you all a better perspective....

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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:31 am

:big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:
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Re: Lions Attacking Cars in the kgalagadi

Unread postby Carol g » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:35 am

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

Unread postby manicwalker » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:53 am

Looks like they have a "thing" for VW's :shock:


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