Guest blogger John from the shares his lion encounter at Kruger National Park last fall. It doesn't appear anyone is too keen on offering the lonely hitchhiker a ride!

Last fall, my wife and I visited South Africa’s world famous Kruger National Park. While we were there, we saw some amazing sights and encountered everything from warthogs to elephants. The trip was truly amazing, but the highlight of the trip was our encounter with a young male lion.

We were busy photographing a group of hippo in the southern portion of the park when we saw a bunch of activity of the bridge ahead of us. We drove up there to investigate and discovered it was a young male lion causing a commotion.

Check out the video below to see what I mean. Talk about “stopping traffic” right?

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John has hunted big game all over the United States as well as in Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. He served on active duty in the United States Army for over 7 years and served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He currently serves in the Washington Army National Guard. John lives in the State of Washington with his wife where they enjoy taking advantage of all the outdoor opportunities available in the Pacific Northwest. His passion for the outdoors led him to and Big Game Hunting Adventures in order to share his hunting experiences with others and to help them fulfill their hunting dreams.

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 Originally Published: Mar 4, 2015

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