A safari group in South Africa’s Kruger National Park got the surprise of their lives when a massive lion crashed their picnic. The majestic male was most likely drawn in by the delicious flavor of beef steaks and decided to join.
The group from the United Kingdom was enjoying the sunset while the staff at the accommodation were preparing a buffet when a lion decided to derail their plans. When they saw the wild beast so close to them, both the tourists and the stuff fled.
The uninvited guest approached the table full of food as everyone jumped into the vehicles for their own safety. The lion sniffed the tasty food for a few moments, but he wasn’t impressed. As a result, he became disoriented in the bushes.
The picnic party resumed soon after a guide assured everyone that the lion had vanished. The host stated that his guests were extremely fortunate to have such a close encounter with a wild lion.
“It’s very unusual to have one visit a drink stop in such close proximity,” Chris Taylor said. “We all sat and watched as he crept closer. He paused for a few seconds before continuing. Other animals have passed by, but usually at a much greater distance.”
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