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Unread post by Sawubona » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:10 pm

BunnyHugger wrote:
The lions had not attacked the tyres yet.


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I can assure you that a lion has NO chance of flattening or "injuring" a Grader tyre. They are just to big and strong. :lol:
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Re: Do lions really eat tyres?

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:57 pm

Lions will chow anything they find interest in. And tyres seems to fit the bill.

I also know of a very well documented case of cheetah puncturing an old couple's car's tyre on the Orpen road.
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Re: Do lions really eat tyres?

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:02 pm

Wheel chowing cheetah.

Afrikaans article.

English article.

Cats are inquisitive and that is the main trade to spark something like biting onto a wheel.
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Re: Do lions really eat tyres?

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:05 pm

Oh and finally. Maybe they have the same reaction as what dogs have to tyres. Dogs like to urinate against a tyre to make its mark. And I have seen other dogs then later finding the said tyre very interesting.

Who knows... :huh:
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Re: Do lions really eat tyres?

Unread post by Maargat G » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:16 am

I got this email a few days ago and thought I must shre it:

This is where it started:
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and it went on....
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and on.....
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and this is what it looked like:
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the people inside the car......
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proof...!!!! :lol:
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Unread post by Scipio » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:44 pm

Eish, how do you get the smell out the car later? :hmz: Does anybody know where this is?

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Unread post by Maargat G » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:58 am

Scipio wrote:Eish, how do you get the smell out the car later? :hmz: Does anybody know where this is?


Scipio, :lol: I ws also wandering whether that aunti's pants were dry after this incident. :hmz:

But to where it happend i dont know. will try to find out.
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Unread post by lorrainepring » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:38 am

I received the same email and would also like to know where it happened
Nasty shock for those in vehicle

Could have been on the lunch menu :twisted:

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Unread post by JenB » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:04 am

:hmz: .... There's a "No Stopping" sign about 5m from the Landy, see the first pic.
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Re: Do lions really eat tyres?

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:53 pm

This was posted somewhere else on the forum recently and as far as I remember it was in a Lion sanctuary in JHB somewhere.
Very bored Lions, no doubt but not the people in the car by the end. :shock:
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Re: Do lions really eat tyres?

Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:29 pm

Yes, posted a few times, including here: http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=24218&sid=20c101eafc8d36342b7948c4a9c4f125

Actually, I almost think that these photos was what promted this thread?
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Unread post by Richprins » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:46 pm

Pretty sure it would be the Krugersdorp Lion Park!

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Unread post by Scipio » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:22 pm

It was Krugersdorp. Received the full compliment of pic's. Landy was purchased at Daly Landrover in Potch. It is the same place that the person from chinese descent was eaten some years ago I think.

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Re: Do lions really eat tyres?

Unread post by Wim » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:22 pm

You're right, Imberbe. I started this thread after I received the same photos by e-mail a few weeks ago.
I was in a park called Krugersdorp Game Reserve several years ago; they had an enclosure with lions inside. Are we talking about the same place? I remember that, on entering the enclosure, the staff actually warned us that the lions could try to destroy the tyres. A warning I never received in any other park or game reserve.
Now there is only one question left to answer: who took the photos? My guess: the third lion, to show to off to his grandkids!

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Re: Do lions really eat tyres?

Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:25 pm

:lol:

The lions need to keep bussy! :lol:
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