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Lion plays tug of war with jeep full of tourists

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Lion plays tug of war with jeep full of tourists

Safari guides found themselves playing tug of war with a playful lion during a tour.

Jabulani Salinda was leading a tour through Baobab Ridge Game Lodge, South Africa, when his truck became stuck.

After tying a rope to the front for a lift a male lion grabs onto the cord and begins to tug.

The lion digs his paws into the ground before trying to wrap the line around a nearby tree for extra leverage when he spots the vehicle attempting to drive away.

Jabulani said the lion "saw the opportunity to play with something new" when spotting the rope.

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