WARNING – SOOTHING CONTENT Viewers were left petrified by a massive lion as the ferocious creature dragged Brit Mike Hodge into its territory and charged at him, leaving him with serious injuries
Video not available
This is the horrifying moment when a British safari park owner is vandalized and dragged into his enclosure by a lion.
Harrowing footage of Britain’s Mike Hodge being attacked by the lion has resurfaced online after the incident at the Makarele Predator Center in South Africa in 2018.
Horrified onlookers cried out in horror as Mr Hodge was brutally flung and dragged around like a rag doll by the rampant lion.
Mike had entered the cage while another park ranger had stepped forward with a small bucket and seemed to be luring the lion to the edge.
However, the lion then spots the man in his territory and lunges at him, leaving him terrified of what will happen next.
In the footage, Mr. Hodge sees him running towards a door of the enclosure.
But the huge male lion lunges and throws him to the ground.
Mike is on the floor, not moving, and onlookers are screaming for help.
The creepy footage shows shots being fired into the air to distract the lion.
However, a ranger was forced to shoot the lion after refusing to move away from the 72-year-old after warning shots were fired.
Amazingly, Mike survived the traumatic attack after being flown by an ambulance for life-saving surgery.
In the hospital photo, Mike could be seen smiling in his hospital bed with a bandage around his neck and a breathing tube after the horrific ordeal.
His injuries included a severe bite and claw wounds to his neck and back, and a broken jaw in the 2018 attack.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/horrifying-moment-brit-wildlife-park-26875824 Terrible moment UK wildlife park owner is ravaged by lion and dragged into enclosure - World News