Kids love teasing their dads, but you’d have to be careful if he’s also an aggressive beast.
These playful lion cubs were testing their father’s patience by playing with his tail while he was sleeping in the sun.
To try and warn youngsters, the majestic predator roared loudly.
But the cheeky, little devils didn’t seem to be deterred and kept coming back again for more fun with their dad’s tail.
Eventually, he gave up and went looking for solitude somewhere else.
The hilarious moment was caught on camera by Ingo Gerlacher, a 66-year-old German photographer.
Talking about the scene, he says that “There were three females and about eight children. They were maybe six weeks old.”
“Later, we also saw some male lions.” He was the only inactive member of the lion family. “He fell asleep by the side of a bush and had absolutely no desire to take care of his family.”
At some point, the cheeky lions found out about their dad’s bushy tail. “They played with it for a while before the dad threatened them with licked teeth.
“This also worked for perhaps five seconds, but then the lion cubs wanted to play further with its long tail, which was very fluffy.”
The cubs continued playing with their father’s fluffy tail even after he roared at them in annoyance.
“The offspring were stubborn, but they eventually stopped annoying their father when he threatened them.”
“The quarrel continued for half an hour before he moved to a nearby bush” “I had a lot of fun taking this photo.”
“I’ve traveled to the Masai Mara countless times, but I’d never photographed such a thing.’