Hyena Walks Right into a Pride of Lions
Hyena Walks Right into a Pride of Lions

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Louis Le Roux (61) was on vacation at Gharagab in the Kgalagadi National Park when this incredible sighting unfolded. Kruger accommodation specials here: http://bit.ly/Vacationdeals LatestSightings.com recalls his story: “160km North of Nossob, the camp was hot and very dry. The last 34km 4x4 track from Unions End to Gharagab took us 2.5 hrs due to road condition and we enjoying the different scenery of the Red Kalahari. Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: https://www.latestsightings.com/partnership Kraai (my wife and best friend of 41 years) and I, were booked into a cabin at Gharagab. On our arrival at 2pm the camp was quiet and it was cooking hot. During the evening we saw that there was a brown and also a spotted hyena at water hole with a few springbok and an eland in the background. The eland was very nervous and disappeared into the night without a sip of water. It was obvious that there were predators roaming this area as all animals were extremely cautious. At 03h30 next morning we were woken by lion roars somewhere in the vicinity. We both smiled and knew that was why we came all the way to Gharagab on the bad Kgalagadi roads. I decided to sit outside on the wood deck merely a meter above ground level and listen to the night sounds but my wife reprimanded me and said it was too dangerous. It was awfully quiet so I went back to bed. At 05h00, I was woken by “something” and I felt uneasy, what had woken me? I walked out onto the wooden deck from where I could clearly see the water hole. My neck hair raised as I became aware of “something” and a strange smell was in the air but it was dark and I could not see anything. I was peering into the night when I noticed movement happening in front of the deck. There they were, lions… Once I regained control of my heart beat and breathing rhythm, I smelt the familiar scent of them. By now all my senses were awakened and I was immediately aware of the potential risk and danger so close by. I moved slowly back into the cabin, which felt like eternity, only 3-4 steps. The damn wood floor of the cabin made an awful lot of noise, each heart beat was a canon sound against my ribs case. Kraai was sitting in her bed and asked in a lowered voice “Lou is it you, what’s wrong?”. From the open cabin door we were watching the lions and attempting to close the cabin door but with each movement and noise the lioness closest to the deck was looking right into my eyes. After a few minutes we realized that 3 lionesses were right in front of our wood deck. Previously we had experienced a close encounter with lions in the central Kalahari and we had no desire to repeat such experience. Once in a lifetime is too much. We stood dead still watching these lions less than 5m from our flimsy wood cabin, not out of curiosity but out of fear and respect. Times like these feel like an eternity and all sorts of thoughts flash through one’s mind. Dawn was breaking fast. We stood there exchanging eye contact with one another too scared to move or make a sound. Just before sun rise lionesses walked down to the waterhole and another 3 lionesses joined the ones in front of our cabin. We never even noticed these lionesses and again heart pounding and breathing out of control. For the 3rd time within an hour I was forced to regain self-control. I grabbed my video camera and videoed the 6 x lions at the water hole. From the water hole all 6 x lionesses walked back to the 4 x cabins and passed between cabin 4 and 3. As I was videoing the lions my wife mentioned that a brown hyena was casually walking past our cabin down to the water hole. The lions were now behind our cabin on the crest of the dune and were looking in all directions when they spotted the hyena at the water hole. The lions used our cabin as shelter to stalk the hyena. It was the hyena’s lucky day as he managed to escape the great chase of the pride. I have realized that any safari in Africa is a bucket list to millions of people and this fact made me understand what a privilege it is to be a true African. Getting into our 4x4 and towing our off-road caravan into any direction we choose with the benefit of nature right on our door step is an amazing blessing”. To license the footage: Contact@LatestSightings.com Get some of our exclusive specials at the Kruger National Park (Free nights): https://www.latestsightings.com/specials Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: http://www.latestsightings.com/ And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: https://www.facebook.com/latestsightingskruger Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LatestSightings

Comments

Satyajeet Vaidya : The hyena must be praying while running "let there be no male lion"

Tony Conner : Mr. Hyena said " whups " wrong neighborhood!...

Rxonmymind : Lions: "Come back bro we were just playing!"

MrGriff305 : Lion adrenaline level: 5% Hyena adrenaline level: 101%

Max Mason : That was me running from my ex-wife and her family.

chengy : Simba will not be happy with this...

Billy Castaneda : Lions are like, Sir! Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior?? Hyena: keeps running for dear life. Lions: Sir!

César Souza : Já vi vídeos do assunto , melhores!!! Brazilllll

Ibk Aki : Wtf how many of them enemies!!!😜😜

momthegreatest : He who runs for his life will run faster than a Cheetah...

Lucky music Official : Super Hyena Kamikaze attack. Bombs didn't explode.. Hyena left the chat.

Tim Glover : I was hoping they were going to crunch his bones

huwang tung huwerr : Hyena got the black belt in running.

ViewsFromda 6 : They were just chasing him out of there territory they don't have much appetite for hyenas

Best4 PAKISTAN : Lionesses are like problems and hurdles of life. When you constantly fighting Problem dnt do any thing with you. Motivational Video.

Regional Donaldson : My baaadddd!! The wrong hood!! Im out!!

Sammy B : The lions said... What set you claiming blood???

Florida Corvette Owners : It was at that moment the Hyena realized he should have switched over to Waze.

CheekSlapper72 : damn, that hyena is huge! if it got a hold of one of those lioness's neck it would be the other way around.

James Jarrett : That's how you bust a 180 when u see 12 coming up the side walk and got the pack on u lmao

Jeff Dumas : That's one long haired Hyena!?

steitz t : Hyenas have fantastic endurance. The lionesses had no chance.

Leonard Ngwa : Didn't know a hyena could run that fast

Just My Opinion : Damn hyenas are slow. I guess God sacrificed their speed to give them stamina.

Marcel X10 : me when im playing squads and i see 2 squads infront of me

PC Gaming & Sports : Would have been different story if male lion was around..

Broch Slanders : Is Scar home? I'm just looking for Scar, chill, chill.

Dee A : You gotta be quicker than that 😭

blackz!!!! : Lioness barely if ever kill them. But the lion. Once it's eyes are set on one .. Its a kill 9/10

Solinho : When you're playing Fortnite n you see a lone guy but his squad pulls up on you

fourloko forever : after that close call the hyena became a believer

Arte Mon : Volk i blizko k amurskomu tigru ne podoshel biy....Giena best....

Zachary Jones : Me when I walk into the wrong hood. I be like "SKRK SKRT SWERVE! PEACE HOMIES!"

Terry Breedlove : Young lions good thing for the messed up looking Hyena the king was sleeping somewhere else.

Domenic Perricone : I go deep in the night. I run into a pack of lionesses and run for my life.

Renato Laranja : And you thought you were having a bad day.

GUATEMAX Animations : When you have nothing to live for

Gaurav Sharma : When a noob enters in pochinki full of pro players

10 2 : Damn bruh.. they need to put that muthafucker in the Olympics!!

Lumthaipou Kamei : That was the moment when your hostellers knows that you brought a home made food😂😂

NEVER GIVE up on YOURSELF : he walked up to catch that 1 on 1 fade, and seen the squad instead!

tommy alkatraz : legend has it the hyna is still running to this day...

Robby Stamper : When you get off the wrong highway exit near an inner-city metropolis

Chevy Nation19 : Hyena:Making my way down town walking fast almost home now Lion:I guess this when you start running now dadadadum

Amin Abedini : He ran away like he had a BIG load in his pants...

Utahraptor 7 : It's a brown hyena !!, a lonely species They should do documentaries on the striped hyenas and the brown hyenas so that the world knows them more.

Killa dawgs!! : The first lioness could have tripped the hyena up real quick but backed off...that shows u what kind of bite the hyena has!!

earth angel : Lions cant run no more than about 100yrds.. Hyena was trolling

Decadant Dog : A hyena, boy I'll bet that's some sour meat!