Hiking is a wonderful way to get in touch with nature. However, sometimes nature gets a little too friendly with you.
When Francie Francisca Lubbe went camping, she came face to face with some unexpected visitors. In America, you might stumble across deer or rabbits during an excursion into the woods, but, in Africa, you run the risk of encountering a whole new level of wild animals. Setting up shop in Botswana’s Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Lubbe woke up one morning to an unusual sound just outside her tent. What she saw made her grab her camera for one must-see video.
The noisemakers in question where three lionesses. Lubbe calmly and silently filmed the docile trio through the tent as the lions licked dew off the tent’s mesh walls. The gentle beasts seemed perfectly content with just grabbing a refreshing drink of water and didn’t appear interested in Lubbe at all. While others might, understandably, panic at such a wake up call, Lubbe handled the interaction perfectly, referring to it as “a privilege.”
This video certainly puts my “I saw a coyote, once” story to shame. Guess it’s time to go camping again … or not.
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