Two lions caused a traffic jam when they m.ated in the middle of the road at a national park in South Africa.
Image of male and female lions mating in front of several cars, blocking more than 100 vehicles in Kruger National Park.
Cars had to veer off the road as the pair m.ated for more than 20 minutes as drivers tried to make noise in the hope of getting the lions to move.
A lioness and a male lion can be seen gathering in the middle of the street, creating a wave of heavy traffic. But the traffic got even worse when the couple started ma.ting in front of the cars
Cars had to swerve on the road as the pair m.ated for more than 20 minutes as drivers tried to make noise in hopes of getting the lions to move
Tourist Catherine van Eyk, 27, filmed the date and said she was one of the first on the scene. She said that by the time the lions were finished, about 120 cars had been erected, causing traffic jams.
Tourist Catherine van Eyk, 27, filmed the date and said she was one of the first on the scene.
Van Eyk said: ‘We waited and watched them for about 20 minutes. When we got there, we were fortunate, as there were only about 20 cars. By the time we left, there were about 120 cars.
“We were surprised that the lions continued to m.ate with so many cars around, we expected them to move into the bush to get away from the cars, but they didn’t seem to mind at all until people start making noise.
“Cars could get around them, but with a lot of difficulties – cars had to drive off the road, and there was only enough space for one lane.
‘The cars also had to move very slowly.
“We didn’t see any other lions around. A m.a.ting pair often breaks out on their own and join in pride at a later stage a few days after they’re finished. ”
Van Eyk said she and other tourists were ‘surprised’ to see the lions continue to m.ate, despite hundreds of cars swarming them
Van Eyk said she and others watched the two lions for about 20 minutes. She added that she was one of the first 20 cars on the scene
Van Eyk said cars had a lot of trouble moving around the pair of lions when they ma.ted into the middle of the national park’s road.