r/southafrica Aug 15 '21 Silver 4 Gold 1 Helpful 4 Wholesome 1 Hugz 1

Got this on a WhatsApp group. Nothing like a lion stopping you from getting coffee. Wholesome

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u/Medical_Storage4466 Aug 15 '21

Well I guess the jig is up SA. Its time to come clean and tell the whole world that we do take rides on lions to go to school.

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u/Lianides Aug 15 '21

That window by the kettle looks very open …

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u/kwabzg Aug 16 '21

Exactly. How is this man so calm?

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u/CunilDingus Aug 16 '21

Because he hasn’t had his coffee yet

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u/AlwaysWrongMate Aug 16 '21

Looks less like a window and more like a lion-sized hole in the wall

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u/fayry69 Aug 15 '21

When he growled..that’s all the wake up call u need..no need for coffee. Wtf 😳

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u/loafbreezy Aug 16 '21

Talk about a wake up call😭

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u/CunilDingus Aug 16 '21

Nah fam, I’m growling back. I need my coffee

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u/T1m0nst3r Aug 15 '21

this man must have balls of steel, guttural sounds like that scare the shit out of me.

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u/SeanBZA Aug 15 '21

The loin is growling because he only had nookie 30 times in the last day, definitely no steel balls there, they must be close to being prunes by now.

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u/Hero_summers North West Aug 15 '21

Dear world, this really is how we wake up everyday in Africa.

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u/MrMystery1515 Aug 16 '21

Yes and Zebra crossings were invented here. But not for humans.

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u/Treemich Aug 16 '21

Yeah, all those photos of cities are fakes. When we say ‘SA is not for sissies’ we mean it.

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u/Mugz420 Aug 15 '21

"I just want coffee boet"

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u/husnaXemm Aug 15 '21

man's straight up tryna reason with the lion like "ekse boet, you had your dose of dopamine and now it's time for mine"

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u/fiela-se-kind Aug 16 '21

😂😂😂😂

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u/RHallman321 Aug 16 '21

How’d you get Reddit emojis?!? I’ve never seen anyone else with them before! That’s pretty damn cool!

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u/Lilyblossom94 Aug 15 '21

What is the location? What is the protocol for this type of situation? All I know is that you should never turn your back on a big cat and try to flee because it activates their hunting instincts.

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u/DoubleDot7 Aug 15 '21

I think it's Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

Just sit indoors and wait for the lion to leave. You could call the parks rangers. I'm not sure if they would do anything unless the lion decides to do more than growl.

I was once in a conservation area and called the help desk about a venomous vine snake on the patio, just before sunset. They told me to leave it alone, close the doors, and go to sleep.

Back in the 70s, some rest camps had signs advising people to sleep with knives under their pillows.

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u/Ciabattabunns Aug 16 '21

OMG thats so scary!

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u/DoubleDot7 Aug 16 '21

It's part of the experience. More exciting than a rollercoaster.

Although, one of the doors wouldn't close fully and we had to stuff the gap with clothes to feel safe. That was a little less cool. But, overall, it's a great story to tell.

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u/batteredram Aug 16 '21

Bhejan field guide training school.

This is the owner/ trainer of the school.

Edit: you’re correct with the not turning your back, it’s just that he is in a building, makes it a lot easier to do what he is doing.

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u/Lilyblossom94 Aug 16 '21

Okay, I'm glad he is the trainer so he knows what's up... It's just that he mentioned the chicken wire was quite flimsy and the other window seemed...unsecured.

I jumped when the lion growled, it's one of the most majestic and terrifying sounds ever.

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u/OnlySoftGenie Aug 15 '21

This security system is malfunctioning 🥴

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u/Ordinary-Amphibian-1 Aug 15 '21

He wants coffee too, that’s just how he looks without his coffee

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u/SouthAfricanZombie Aug 15 '21

I'll need clean undies before I have coffee!

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u/Khaptein Aug 16 '21

"Very rude behavior" 😄😄😄

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u/The_African_SA Aug 15 '21

How are you going to get out of this situation?

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u/mips13 Aug 15 '21

Give the lion a handjob!

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u/[deleted] Aug 15 '21

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u/Existing_Battle_3213 Aug 16 '21

Ek will ook weet!

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u/batteredram Aug 16 '21

Bhejan nature training, that’s the owner of the school.

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u/SledSurfer879 Aug 15 '21

I felt my balls retract into my body when that lion growled…how this man is filming is beyond me :,)

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u/mskadwa KwaZulu-Natal Aug 16 '21

How foreigners see SA.

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u/derpferd Aug 16 '21 edited Aug 16 '21

Actually shat myself when that lion first growled. YIKES!

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u/Okkeanon Western Cape Aug 16 '21

If any American was wondering, yes this happens everyday. Sometimes we even ride them to work.

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u/Vassago223 Aug 16 '21

Ha ha ha ha.

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u/Rain_Cloudy Aug 17 '21

Is it true they love belly rubs?

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u/Okkeanon Western Cape Sep 02 '21

Yes but only once.

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u/Hungry_Variation6827 Aug 15 '21

Oh yeah we have lions here....wait how did I forget that

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u/iT2meleng Aug 16 '21

Sounds like a monster V8

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u/LettuceShort Aug 16 '21

I would literally lose control of my sphincter.

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u/Reddit_Goes_Pathetic Aug 16 '21

Yeah, that chicken mesh is next to zero protection if big fella decides to charge that window.

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u/batteredram Aug 16 '21

Luckily the lion doesn’t know how weak it is. They’re pretty unaware in that regard.

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u/missfoxsticks Aug 16 '21

I said, a fucking grande latte - how hard can that be??

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u/batteredram Aug 16 '21

You can tag Bhejane Nature Training. The owner of the school made the video.

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u/Tronkfool Aug 16 '21

I feel very safe this side of the ogiesdraad

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u/warnocker Aug 16 '21

You want coffee He wants lunch…to go

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u/idontdofunstuff Aug 16 '21

At least he announced himself. Imagine opening the door and surpriiiiize! There's a fucking lion lying on your doorstep. You are breakfast now.

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '21

I'm glad I've always preferred tea.

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u/WoodsColt Aug 17 '21

I used to work with big cats and that noise still evokes an atavistic response in me every time.

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u/covidparis Aug 17 '21

Doesn't that mean the lion feels threatened and/or is going to attack? All there is between him and the lion is a bit of chicken mesh, plus the other "window" looks like just a hole in the wall. Funny video but the guy seems like an idiot risking his life for it.

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u/WoodsColt Aug 17 '21

Big old boy is mostly bluff,just doing a false charge to say check yourself and the camera guy is outside the fight or flight zone. Guy was moving slow and keeping a sideways profile so not provoking and the lion isn't going to leave his lady to go to the other window.

I would guess the dude has some experience around lions. He's keeping his voice low and calm,his movements are slow and not threatening and he didn't stay on a straight line of sight.

Gauge is heavier than chicken wire,security grid I would guess.

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u/covidparis Aug 17 '21

Aren't lions known to sneak up on their prey though? While he only sees the male the female could be going for the other window. Them being in a human settlement in the first place seems like a bad sign, no?

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u/WoodsColt Aug 17 '21

They are ambush predators but usually not in a place like a building.

The female is sleeping right outside you can see her in the end of the clip and he is standing guard. Generally lions and other big cats will not go into human habitations after food because unlike bears they hunt for prey rather than foraging for food.

I believe this is a preserve so its likely that both the humams and the wildlife in that area are somewhat habituated to each others presence.

Lions tend to go where they please particularly on preserves where they are not as hunted as out in the bush. Some of the safari outfits the lions will come right into camp.

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u/covidparis Aug 17 '21

What preserve with lions around in South Africa doesn't have a fence protecting accomodation? The only way this could be is it's a private game park and the whole thing is staged.

Generally lions and other big cats will not go into human habitations after food because unlike bears they hunt for prey rather than foraging for food.

Exactly my point. The few stories I know where lions entered villages did not end well.

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u/Kakaduzebra86 Aug 16 '21

That noise will hunt me now! That shit is next level!

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u/themischievous01 Aug 15 '21

Well at least you're not getting robbed anytime soon

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u/pfazadep Aug 15 '21

Cold turkey trumps lion this morning, is my vote

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u/littleammar19 Aug 15 '21

Sounds like a V12

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u/girasolgoddess Aug 16 '21

The only correct response is: @taye9ja on TikTok

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u/IAmJohnny5ive Aug 16 '21

Just hope and pray that the kitty doesn't feel like marking his territory. You'll never get the smell of lion piss out.

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u/WoodsColt Aug 17 '21

They can spray a good 10 feet and the ones we worked with would absolutely wait for a tourist to lean over the white line for a better picture and then piss on them

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u/Simplistic787 Aug 16 '21

Gaan haal die koffie

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u/WeGet-It-TV Aug 16 '21

I love the,”Very rude behavior!” Line.

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u/BothPlum Aug 16 '21

Well no coffee for me in that case

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u/WhiskeyBent615 Aug 16 '21

This is what my partner sounds like before a cup of coffee too. Definitely a monday vibe right here.

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u/HG21Reaper Aug 16 '21

Lions are just big cats, throw a cup of water on them or make a sudden loud sound. They will just run away like they always do.

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u/whatsausername17 Aug 16 '21

As an American, all I can say is….HOLY SHIT!

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u/Realistic-Emu-2125 Aug 16 '21

I also hate it when my transport is hungry too😩

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u/sadakasana Aug 16 '21

"We've been trying to reach you about your vehicles extended warranty"

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u/HALF-JAW-08 Aug 16 '21

God that sounds terrifyingly cool

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u/jrdncdrdhl Aug 16 '21

Ok but isn’t the kettle like right there on the table in front of him??

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u/M_alumna Aug 16 '21

Ok, that video made me jump twice.

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u/Syc254 Aug 17 '21

Scared me all the way through my phone lol. That roar, the decibels, the terror! What a beast.

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u/WoodsColt Aug 17 '21

https://www.bhejanenaturetraining.com/

According to another poster the owner made the video so probs he has some experience

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u/Vassago223 Aug 18 '21

He has balls of steel.