A pride of lions took an interest in a family‘s car in South Africa‘s Kruger Park One of the lions bit through a car tyre leaving one family stranded without help The Obeirne family rushed to the rescue and changed the care tyre for them
23:48 BST, 10 October 2017
One of the lion singled out another oncoming car and after sniffing around the bonnet and bumper moved on to check out the tyres.
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Suddenly a loud bang and hissing of air is heard as the tyre exploded, forcing the shocked lion to leap backwards.
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Sean said after seeing the lion begin biting the car tyre: ‘There was an almighty bang and the lion investigating the car ran off in fright.
One of the lion singles out an oncoming car that has pulled over and after sniffing around the bonnet and bumper moves on to check out the tyre
‘It took a second to register what had happened but once we had, the intensity of laughter tripled.
‘We laughed and laughed and only after a monumental giggling session did we realised that perhaps this situation was not so funny for occupants of the affected vehicle.
‘We then went over to investigate and offer a helping hand.
Suddenly there is a loud bang and hissing of air as it explodes forcing the shocked lion to leap backwards
‘Once the shock had faded, my dad began helping to change the tyre. We made sure we were as far away from the lions as the car with the flat tyre could manage.
‘The tyre changing went as smoothly as could be expected in such a setting and we managed to make it to breakfast no more than 3 and a half hours late.’
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