There’s an idiot born every minute, as the not-so-old saying goes.
There are some things you shouldn’t do – taking a selfie with a moody python is a prime example, but we will get to that later. Trying to touch a lion with your bare hand is another example, because lion attacks are a real thing, as we all know.
Idiots are real, too, and this chap decided to risk life and limb to touch a big cat while out on a safari.
A video that was posted to YouTube last Friday shows a reckless tourist on safari at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania attempting to touch a lion from the window of a car, reports Newsweek.
This bloody fool – the real action is towards the end:
Obviously, the lion didn’t have the time, patience or energy to deal with this guy’s shit.
He only had to bare its teeth and roar to get the guy to freak out and close the window.
What, bru, you thought the lion was going roll over and purr after trying to give him a pat?
In all seriousness, the guy was lucky that he didn’t lose his arm in the process of his stupidity. South African safari ranger Naas Smit said:
It would have the power to pull that tourist straight out of that window and kill him instantly in front of his friends. It was an incredibly stupid thing to do.
Louder for the back row, please!
Then you get this guy, whose run-in with a python got him in a bit of a tangle:
It’s been reported by Times LIVE that a wildlife officer in West Bengal, India was nearly strangled to death by a humongous python after he decided to take selfies with it:
Wildlife officer Sanjay Dutta was called in Sunday by frantic villagers in West Bengal after they saw the 40kg python swallowing a goat alive.
Instead of placing it safely inside a bag, the ranger wrapped it around his neck and posed for pictures with stunned villagers.
But panic spread as the huge snake wound itself around Dutta’s neck, forcing him to struggle to free himself from its vice-like grip. He escaped unscathed, but a little red-faced.
There’s a lesson to be learned here, folks: don’t mess with Mother Nature’s animals.
Sometimes I think the real danger is the idiots themselves.
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