Saturday, January 26, 2013

Warthog Eaten Alive by Lions

An extremely graphic title, right?  Some people have post titles that are completely unrelated to their content - believe it or not, this is NOT one of those. This is not a trick. Many of you were unbelievably kind in your comments on my new blog layout last week and am so glad so many people like it! One of the new features of my blog is the Bucket List which I highly encourage you to check out, or even make your own.  One of the most exciting things I have had the opportunity to do, in my opinion is go on safari.  Now let me explain the title of this post:

A week into safari in the plains of Africa I had seen elephants, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas, rhinos, gazelles, buffalo, and zebra but perhaps the most interesting type of animal to see were the "cats".  While not quite in this family, lions were my absolute favorite.  As a typical tourist on safari we would leave our lodge to go on two game drives a day, just after sunrise and just before sunset when the animals would go to the watering holes.  On one of these sunset drives in the Okavango Delta in Botswana (see the map to the right for exactly where that is) we spotted four lions, two mothers and two cubs, wandering around looking for prey.  After following them in our open air jeep for a quarter of an arrow we were about to turn around and go back to the lodge as it was getting dark when the two lionesses sprinted off into the bushes.  My family was unsure why the driver was so excited but we went "off road" to follow them (note: off road in Africa simply means driving across bushes and other small shrubs instead of staying on the general flat surfaces).

When we rounded the large bushes we found all four lions around a very helpless warthog.  By the title you must guess what came next.  Check out the video I captured below which over half a million people have watched to date: 

NOTE: IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH PLEASE DO NOT WATCH



Thoughts? Questions? Comments? 

21 comments :

  1. I love Africa!
    It's lovely!
    Have a nice day, my dear, kisses ;*
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  2. Amazing post!! African safari is being added to my bucket list now!!! Xx

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  3. What a great experience you had! few people get to live what you have lived over there! rocking post dear!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  4. What an awesome experience. My husband dreams of going to Africa! I have to show this video to him. It'll rock his world.

    Happy weekend, Kelly!
    xo
    Alisha and Brandon {the blog}

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  5. Oh gosh this would so be on my bucket list too! African safari would be incredible. Travelling in Africa is incredible on its own, I'd love to go there one day!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
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  6. Lucky girl, I've wanted to go on safari in Africa!

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  7. I so want to go to Africa too

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  8. WOW! This is awesome and really sounds like an adventure. Now you'll be a National Geographic filmmaker perhaps!

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  9. I am glad that you've been on safari but I am so sad about the warthog. I mean couldnt you do something to save it?!
    I feel so sad about the poor animal...
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. love this video and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  11. such a good post!!!! Loved that you caught that moment on tape

    -nico

    www.satinandsalt.com

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  12. I'd love to go on a safari, but I am pretty squeamish with the kind of stuff in your video lol :S

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  13. Your title really did catch my attention! Even though that was pretty violent, you're lucky that you got to see animals up close and just be immersed in the natural environment :)

    -Monica @ lemonpetit

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  14. I would love to go on a safari! Your title did catch my attention, it was right to the point and it's awesome how you caught it on video!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  15. I watched that video like 3 times.. its like a train wreck that you can't look away from!

    -Kim
    www.KimKardashnguyen.com

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  16. I've ever dream to go to Africa! Maybe one day....

    ❤ Margherita ❤

    Frivolezze Provinciali

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  17. OH NO PUMBA! Have you monetized the video on YouTube! How awesome how many views it has and that you got to experience it live!

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  18. So cool you got to to go to Africa and really experience it. :)

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  19. Umm, that's awesome! What an incredible place to visit.

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