Man survives 'face to face' lion attack

2012-07-14 16:30

Harare - A Zimbabwean state-run newspaper reports a farmer is recovering after surviving a lion attack in the remote northwest of the country.

The Chronicle reported on Saturday that a lioness pounced on farmer Joel Ngwenya near the Hwange nature preserve, goring his arms and upper body and leaving him unconscious.

Lions had been preying on livestock in the district.

"The lioness looked straight into my eyes, staring and roaring," Ngwenya told the paper from a hospital.

It pinned him down with its claws and continued staring at him "face to face," he said.

The lioness briefly moved away toward a lion cub then turned back on him.

He regained consciousness, realizing "it just left me lying down and went away", the paper further quoted him as saying.

  • CHRISTOS52 - 2012-07-14 16:49

    Lucky you Joel Ngwenya

      ec.dp.9 - 2012-07-15 08:55

      Hoe lyk daai Leeu Joel? Eish... daai leeu hy lyk hom HongĂ´r!!

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-15 11:37

      Black magic ?

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-14 16:50

    I wouldve truly cr@pped in my pants. Looking into that lions eyes. This will be one hell of a story to tell his grand children one day. Glad the oke is ok though. Wish him a speedy recovery.

  • veldt66 - 2012-07-14 16:57

    It was a face off his surname means crocodile \\

  • Felix Njewa Kankhukwa - 2012-07-14 17:05

    lucky enough other side is not where zambezi river is - with full of crocs!

  • B.b. - 2012-07-14 17:27

    Wow thanx God u survived man,,,yoooo I can't face a lion,,,It's funny and nice because you are going to share the story with your grand children mmmmmm I wish the story was about me after the incident, not before it took place kwaaaa lol

  • DonaldMahendo - 2012-07-14 17:53

    What is a nature preserve? Held down by claws? Doesn't anyone check these stories before putting them online?

      Jellyarse - 2012-07-15 09:50

      No - you just have to laugh - pretend it's a sixth grade school magazine, but the they'd probably make less errors!Wait until they start removing your comments because it doesn't fit in with their viewpoint! Happens to me all the time!

  • johnwilliam.roberts - 2012-07-14 18:38

    the lion knew she would have died from food poisoning if she ate him

  • banks.mokhachane - 2012-07-14 18:50

    GOD is GREAT, if i were him i would literaly have an ordered spiritual life after such

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  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-07-15 09:29

    Lions have really bad smelling breaths. Maybe this oke had halitosis, the lioness met her match.

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-07-15 10:47

      lioness to self: "if I eat this oke I'll become known as a scavenger" glad you made it old buddy...strongs for the nightmares...

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  • vincent.hlwayela - 2012-07-15 20:04

    You re so lucky man, i remember 1 nyt whn i waz fighting wth a very big snake yhuu! i Killed it several times but its never dead, shuuu i waz jst dreaming!

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