Lion attempts to open car door in South Africa

May 10 (UPI) — A safari-goer in South Africa captured video of a curious lion attempting to open the door of an occupied car with its teeth.

Bronwyn Hattingh, 36, captured video on a road through Kruger National Park, where she was driving with her husband while some friends followed in a second vehicle.

Hattingh said the convoy had been stopped for about 15 minutes to observe some lions in the road when a young male lion approached her friends’ vehicle.

The video shows the lion pawing at the yellow covers on the car’s side-view mirror and attempting to work the door handle with its mouth.

Hattingh said the lion appeared to know what it was doing and likely would have gotten into the car if the doors had not been locked.