A passionate encounter between two lions led to an unexpected traffic jam at South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
The amorous pair were caught in the act in the middle of the road, resulting in a long queue of over 100 vehicles.
The mating lions seemed unfazed by the audience of cars and curious onlookers. The traffic build-up lasted more than 20 minutes as drivers attempted to create noise, hoping to encourage the lions to move off the road.
Catherine van Eyk, a 27-year-old tourist, was among the first to arrive at the scene and captured the event on film.
Despite the growing number of vehicles, Van Eyk expressed her surprise at the lions’ nonchalant behavior: “We expected them to move off into the bush away from the cars, but they didn’t seem bothered at all until people started making noise.”
As the lions continued their intimate encounter, vehicles had to slowly navigate off the road, with only enough space for a single lane.
Van Eyk also noted that there were no other lions in sight, explaining that mating pairs typically separate from their pride and reunite a few days after completing their tryst.
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