The inquisitive lion nibbled on a wing mirror and pressed its paws against a vehicle’s glass while looking inside.
On the S100 in South Africa’s Kruger Park, Hannetjie van der Westhuizen and her passengers had a close encounter with the big cat variety while driving.
The nosy predator began by gnawing on the wing mirror, continually cramming its jaws around the plastic.
The lion sees the human’s inside and puts its enormous paws and nose up against the glass, looking intently inside.
“I’ve been going to the park for 48 years and have always needed binoculars and a lot of imagination to find a lion, but never once has it happened like this.
“At first, we were frightened and thrilled, but then we realized that the lion was more intrigued and playfully examining a strange thing.”
“He was gnawing on the tires furiously, and I was concerned that his pointed teeth might damage them, so we decided to replace one.”
It is possible to drive with the windows down in Kruger Park, and it is advised because you may hear the sounds of the jungle.
However, if you encounter a lion sighting, when the animals are practically on top of the road, it is suggested that you maintain your windows closed.