Video in South Africa shows lion mauling man in enclosure

Video in South Africa shows lion mauling man in enclosure
Video in South Africa shows lion mauling man in enclosure

JOHANNESBURG –  A newly released video in South Africa shows a lion chasing and mauling a man after he enters an enclosure at a wildlife area.

The graphic video posted on the News24 website on Tuesday shows the man, reportedly the wildlife area's owner, running for a gate when the male lion runs toward him. The lion quickly drags the man toward some bushes.

Another man is heard shouting: "Somebody get a rifle, just in case" and a sobbing woman says: "Please, somebody help him."

Gunshots are heard.

Police spokesman Motlafela Mojapelo says police are investigating a lion attack in the Thabazimbi area of Limpopo province. Mojapelo says the man who was attacked is in intensive care with jaw and neck injuries.

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