Lion mauls owner of private ranch

Source: BBC.com

The man is dragged away by the lion

A man in recuperating in hospital after being attacked by a lion in a private game reserve in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province, News24 reports.

It quotes police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe saying that the incident happened on Monday.

He adds: “The owner was immediately taken to hospital with serious injuries. He is currently recuperating.”

The video of the attack has been widely shared online.

It shows the man walking into a fenced enclosure but then fails to outrun the lion as it chases after him.

The animal then drags the man to a bush as onlookers try to scare it away.

News24 says its attempts to contact the game reserve were unsuccessful.

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