Park visitor learns valuable lesson about lions, personal space, and open car windows

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa, Sept. 23 (UPI) — A visitor to a South African park received a heart-stopping reminder to respect an animal’s personal space — and to keep windows rolled up around lions.

The video, filmed Sept. 17, shows a lion walking beside a road in Kruger National Park while the filmer follows at a slow speed in a car.

The filmer, who is recording video through the car’s open window, catches the lion’s attention when the car gets slightly ahead of the predator.

The lion growls and lunges, causing the filmer to quickly roll up the window.

“Clearly he didn’t like to be overtaken, and he gave me a clear warning!” the filmer wrote. “Even though I hadn’t thought that I was disturbing him too much, it reminded me to always be respectful of an animal’s personal space.”

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