We hear scary stories about tourists doing silly things like driving up to elephants and getting their cars crushed all the time, but usually – although not always – our interactions with lions while on safari are more of the “Can you see it? I can’t see it,” variety.
These American tourists visiting a game park in Johannesburg were in for a shock after they allowed a lion to get right up alongside their car – and then it opened the door.
“Did you know lions could open car doors? My sisters were visiting our parents, while serving a mission in South Africa, and had an experience of a lifetime,” posted Joshua Hutchinson.
The video was posted to YouTube in March 2014, but has had a fresh burst of interest after doing the rounds again on social media.