Don’t panic buddy, just stay still! Lion gets a little too close for comfort
This unsuspecting safari ranger got the fright of his life after coming face-to-face with a lion as he relaxed in the afternoon sun. Unarmed Eric Ubisi froze as the big cat strolled right past him as he sat in a seat mounted to his safari jeep, parked up in the Manyeleti Game Reserve in Tintswalo, South Africa at the weekend. He can be seen tensely clutching his chair as he locked eyes with the wild beast, which stopped and glanced up at his terrified face just inches away from his legs. Eric was with fellow rangers David Jacobs and Anton van Loggerenberg during the hair-raising moment. Although Eric’s encounter with one of the park’s Mbiri lions looked a little too close for comfort - he later claimed he knew he was in no real danger.