Dumbest tourist almost killed for sticking his hand out of safari jeep to stroke Lion
Careless tourist who branded as “Dumbest ever” for make others in danger after sticking his hand out in a Safari jeep to stroke Lion in Serengeti National Park..
A picture shows the reckless man disturbing the big cat’s mane as his grinning pal takes photos on his mobile phone in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, reported by Mirror.
The aim was to take a photo but a tourist man instantly changes his mind by moving his hand outside try to touch a lion, one among the passengers in the vehicle can be heard yelping “close the window” as another rushes to slide the glass shut.
“Lions in the open plains of the Mara and Serengeti occasionally use a vehicles shade as cover when there are no trees in sight, this doesn’t mean that they trust humans but only the vehicles. Under the video clips says
“To try to touch is incredibly stupid and ignorant of the tourist that filmed the sighting.”
South African safari ranger Naas Smit said” Only those who work in the wild know the speed of a lion and it could have torn the arm off the person touching it.
“It would have the power to pull that tourist straight out of that window and kill them instantly in front of their friends. It was an incredibly stupid thing to do.
“It could also just have easily crashed its way through the open window and torn into those inside. They were lucky to get away with it. They are wild animals.
“If the lion had killed this person then game rangers would probably have had to have killed it and if it was the pride male it could have serious consequences.
“I just have to shake my head when I see people behaving like this and they deserve all they get”. He said
The spokesman said “We inform visitors about the risks in several languages throughout the park,”