Eaten by lion though car window, 22-year-old woman snapped pics right up to grisly death

An American tourist fatally mauled by a lion in a South African safari park on Monday ignored posted warnings and took pictures of the animal through an open car window right up to the moment she was killed!

“The dead lady’s camera was taken by police as evidence, as she was photographing the lioness through an open window up until the moment the lion attacked the vehicle,” operations manager at Lion Park, Scott Simpson, told the Daily Mail.

The incident took place at the Lion Park conservation enclosure outside Johannesburg.

Witnesses to the attack also turned over their cameras to police, but will likely never forget the images of the 22-year-old woman being savaged by the wild animal.

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Police taped off area where woman was attacked in her SUV. Photo source: Daily Mail.

Onlookers who could do little to help said the victim’s car had its windows down the whole time while inside the park, according to the Daily Mail.

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Photo source: Daily Mail.

“They saw the guests taking pictures of the lion from a meter away, then the lion lunged at the car and bit the lady through the window,” Simpson said.

The victim’s tour guide tried unsuccessfully to rescue her from the lion’s grip and is being treated for serious injuries to his arm.


Photo source: Daily Mail.

The U.S. embassy confirmed the victim to be an American citizen and is withholding her identity as family members are notified.

The woman’s death was the third big cat attack in four months for Lion Park, which touts “super close-up views” of the animals, according the Daily Mail.


Photo Source: Daily Mail.

“We had signage up everywhere informing people to keep their windows closed,” Simpson said.

“We hand out fliers as they are driving in reminding them to keep their windows closed. We really do everything we can to make sure that people know that.

“I really don’t understand why people think it’s OK to leave windows open,” he said.


Watch lion open car door as terrified family FREAKS OUT – you would too!

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181 thoughts on “Eaten by lion though car window, 22-year-old woman snapped pics right up to grisly death

  1. Mike Eaton says:

    Momma always says..stupid is as stupid does….

  2. rosemarienoa says:

    She was killed by her own TERMINAL STUPIDITY !!!!

  3. Today22011 says:

    These animals are definitely not cute house cats. Unbelievable a visitor to the park would ignore the warning.

  4. Margie says:

    In South Florida we have Lion Country Safari, in which years ago, you could drive through and the lions would get right on top of your cars. They have the lions behind fences now, but the other animals, like rhinos and ostriches will walk right up to your car. People still roll down their windows to take picture. IT IS A GLASS WINDOW FOOLS!!!! I have no sympathy for someone who thinks they are above and beyond the law because they think…. “It won’t happen to me!!!”

    Link is about them fencing the lions in.

  5. she wuz a feminist liberal, went to Starbucks daily, she doesn’t follow rules, can do whatever she pleases, men are there just to pick up after her or to defend her went mean things happen…let this be an illustration to all babes who act this way that are alive currently….men will NOT protect you from “mean things” in the future, you on your own Babe!

  6. Mark Wahlster says:

    As they say “There’s YOUR sign”

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