Campers on safari came within a hair’s breadth of being eaten alive after they woke to find a group of lionesses licking their tent.
The difference between life and a horrible death may have been a mere canvas tent, but the big cats actually appeared more interested in quenching their thirst than tackling human prey.
A video by Francie Francisca Lubba captured the amazing close encounter, thought to have taken place at the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park which straddles the Botswana-South Africa border.
It shows lionesses licking raindrops from the outside of a couple’s shelter as the humans huddled inside, trying their best to stay quiet as the wildcats go about their business.
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