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    American woman killed in lion attack in South African park Associated Press
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    AP Photo/Jerome Delay A male lion stands in the breeze at the Lion Park outside Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015.JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion killed an American woman and injured a man driving through a private wildlife park in Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said.
    The attack occurred at around 2:30 p.m. when a lioness approached the passenger side of the vehicle as the woman took photos and then lunged, said Scott Simpson, assistant operations manager at the Lion Park.
    "They had their windows all the way down, which is strictly against policy," he said. "The lion bit the lady through the window." The driver then tried to punch the lion and was scratched by the animal.
    Park staff quickly chased the lion away from the car and an ambulance arrived promptly. "Unfortunately, she did pass away," said Simpson, adding that the U.S. Embassy had been informed.
    Earlier, the U.S. Embassy confirmed that it had received reports of an "incident involving a U.S. citizen" at the Lion Park and was ready to offer "any assistance possible."
    The Lion Park is a popular destination for tourists who can drive in their own vehicles through large enclosures where lions roam freely. Visitors can also pet lion cubs in smaller pens or have supervised walks through cheetah enclosures.
    "Nowhere can you get closer to a pride of lions and other animals and still be completely safe," says the park's website.
    The park would review its policies, said Simpson, but he believes existing safety measures are "more than adequate," if visitors follow them. Big signs advise visitors to keep their car windows up and drivers entering the park are also handed a paper with the same warning, he said.
    Earlier this year, South African media reported that an Australian tourist was bitten by a lion when he was driving in the park with his windows open. In April, a teenager was attacked by a cheetah when he tried to cut through the park on his bicycle, reported local outlet, News24.
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    They had their windows down. *shakes head* WHEN will people learn you do not screw with these big cats?! They WILL kill and/or eat you.
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    Team Lion. Duh.
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    Does anyone besides me remember that legendary Pit Dernitz lion-attack video?

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    How FUCKING STUPID do you have to be, folks? You're warned to keep the windows and doors closed.

    "It won't happen to me".
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    Does anyone besides me remember that legendary Pit Dernitz lion-attack video?
    Nope. Just you.

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    Good. It's pretty traumatizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    Good. It's pretty traumatizing.
    I looked it up. I think it's probably fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    I looked it up. I think it's probably fake.
    It is. I actually didn't find out until yesterday when I went to look it up. For years, I thought it was real and was pretty freaked out about it. Apparently, two Italian filmmakers did a fake documentary called "Savage Man, Savage Beast" and this was one of the segments. Someone said that one of the dead giveaways was that there were two many camera angles shown in the sequence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    How FUCKING STUPID do you have to be, folks? You're warned to keep the windows and doors closed.

    "It won't happen to me".
    I think we just need one big thread entitled: "People Attacked/Mauled/Killed by Big Cats" because every few weeks, there's an incident. *shakes head*
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    "They had their windows all the way down, which is strictly against policy," he said. "The lion bit the lady through the window." The driver then tried to punch the lion and was scratched by the animal.
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    I really hope the lion doesn't get killed because of those people's stupidity.
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    *sigh* Yet Another Person Killed By A Lion
    i didn't know there was an epidemic.

    i'm team lion too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i didn't know there was an epidemic.

    i'm team lion too.
    An epidemic of stupidity!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    An epidemic of stupidity!
    You aint lion!
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