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Jan 10th, 2013, 04:36 AM
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lion charge walking safari

video of lion charge during a walking safari in mana pools zimbabwe

http://youtu.be/sqE_DpA_RaE
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Jan 10th, 2013, 04:51 AM
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forgot to mention to play video with sound
http://youtu.be/sqE_DpA_RaE
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Jan 11th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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I watched all 1min 45sec of it (with sound) and saw the lioness give warning, not attack. Did it? Or did you all just slowly back away, and gave the lion its comfort zone? And I almost got a headache from the bOUncInG jiTTerY camera.

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Jan 11th, 2013, 01:44 PM
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I'd fire the photog! No doubt scary, but if you can't keep hands steady and producing lousy quality, why bother posting it?

Bouncy, bouncy... more of the guide's head and treetops than what the poor female lioness was trying to tell these trespassers. There should have been no question... just back away.
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Jan 12th, 2013, 05:23 AM
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btt2: What a wonderful experience, thanks for sharing; were you the cameraman? & well done to the guide for handling that with such disposition.

Sandi & Cary999 shame on you. Clearly from your words you have never tried capturing an angry lioness while on foot. That was dramatic.
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Jan 12th, 2013, 06:31 AM
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I thought the shaking camera added to the suspense, but if it were a real hunt that lioness would have had girlfriends circling from behind
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Jan 12th, 2013, 01:58 PM
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I'm sure the videographer was pretty scared! But what actually happened after the camera was shut off? Hopefully the lion stayed cool, the people backed away and no shots were fired
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Jan 22nd, 2013, 04:53 PM
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The lioness is part of the pride of 12 that is relatively used to walking safaris. We saw her calling for her cubs. (Later it was mentioned that the cubs may have been killed the night before). The cubs never arrived, but the rest of the pride did. They walked right past us, giving us a look, then gave her a wonderful greeting with head rubs. After frolicking a bit, they all moved away from us. But...she turned around and came back (from quiite some distance). She called for her cubs, looked at us, and charged. The charge began at the lake you can see in the distance at the beginning of the video. After the lioness skidded to a stop from that charge, my wife got the camera on, but the video is shaky as we were constantly walking backward. The lioness charged again and again until she finally stopped at the very termite mound we started walking back from. Our guide told us to turn off the cameras as he was close to making a decision as to whether to shoot her - which would have been horrific - an unspeakable tragedy.

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Jan 23rd, 2013, 03:15 PM
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This is why I hate walking safaris. Why put the animal at risk of being shot for doing what is her natural instinct so that you may play hero upon returning home to brag of your bravery walking in the wild?

You're right....shooting the lioness would have been an unspeakable tragedy....one provoked by reckless behavior in the name of adventure.
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Jan 23rd, 2013, 03:30 PM
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Shame on me, I don't think so. Maybe because I'm not so attached to electronic that everything must be caught on some 'toy' to find it later on YouTube. I'd simply turn off whatever and move back towards safety. My mom didn't raise a fool.
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Jan 24th, 2013, 06:07 AM
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Baiting wild animals like this, walking in their territory, is reprehensible. If that lioness had been shot her death would have been on the guides, the sponsors, and the participants.
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Jan 26th, 2013, 12:33 PM
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Have to agree with NoFLy Zone's comment.
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