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Lions pinch camera...


Do you just hate it when you're in the South African Savannah, recording lions in the wild, and one of the furry buggers nicks your camera? Because Roger de la Harpe does, as just that happened to him recently at Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve.

He'd put his digital video camera on the road by his vehicle, hoping the lions he'd spotted would be intrigued and come over to investigate.

Fortunately, one of them did, an inquisitive little lioness – unfortunately, she was so interested in the piece of kit, she decided to pick it up in her mouth and wander off with it. Hmm. That wasn't the plan, now was it?

Sensibly, Mr. de la Harpe had retreated to a safe distance while he watched the lion-based theft take place, the 57-year-old astonished at the unusual behaviour shown by the wild animals, saying: "It was the last thing I expected her to do."

Luckily, the lioness got bored of her new discovery and dropped it to the ground minutes later, the saliva-covered camera safely landing on the grass. Later, Roger picked it up and then uploaded the footage to the internet for the world to see.

The lioness in question displays a wonderful sense of cinematic framing with her brief command of the camera, taking some beautiful shots of the landscape and making Michael Bay look like an absolute amateur. In fact, all these needs in robots and we could have a movie on our hands here...
 
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good find...
 

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I think they need to add some bacon grease and ketchup to the camera next time. (lol)
 

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Awesome. Good search Jerome.
I hope the one I attach to my bow won't have that type of "inside the scene" view to the video.
Incredible luck and the case helped out too. good thing it is water proof.
 

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