Lions being all liony

This was not a lion attack. It was a lion, playing:

THIS is a lion attack:

And finally, this classic video just for fun:


  1. #1 Tuco
    October 10, 2010

    “The net has broken, RUN!”

    How about, “We have put a bunch of lions, which are wild animals and top predators, in a circus ring behind a fucking net. DON’T COME IN HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE!”

    You gotta wonder who the first person was to look at a lion and think, “Hmm. I should take some of these large, fast, strong, sharp-toothed, extremely dangerous territorial predators whose hunting abilities have been finely honed by millions of years of evolution, apply stressful and punitive training techniques and put them in a small, confined space with lots of tasty pink primates! What could go wrong?*”

    *Nom, nom, nom…

  2. #2 Combed
    October 10, 2010

    Wow. It seems very dangerous. Has ever a lion attack somebody before?

  3. #3 timberwoof
    October 10, 2010

    Combed, yes, there is some suspicion that lions have attacked people before. The Romans used to import lions and have them snack on slaves in the Coliseum.

    But as someone in the first video said, “It’s okay.”

  4. #4 ppnl
    October 10, 2010

    This reminds me of the buddy system for dealing with large predators. Always bring a buddy with you. That way you don’t have to outrun the lion. You only have to outrun your buddy.

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    October 11, 2010

    Timberwolf: Sorry, Combed comment is deleted (it was spam).