The man has almost deposed his arm by a lioness while he is stroking him in South Africa

The man almost dropped off his arm with a lioness after trying to stroke him in his cage while his horrified wife is watching South Africa

  • Pieter Nortje, 55, was given a tour of the lions with his wife Ilze
  • The couple were at a game watch in South Africa to celebrate 10th wedding anniversary
  • Ilze filmed when Mr. Nortje put his hand in the lion cage to stroke them
  • Lioness clung to his forearm and left him seriously injured in the hospital
  • WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

An unfortunate tourist had almost bit his arm off a lioness after stabbing him through the bars of her cage and trying to give her a blow.

Pieter Nortje, 55, was given a tour of the lions in a game lodge in South Africa to celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary when he almost lost his arm.

The shocking incident was recorded on camera by his wife Ilze in Virginia, Free State Province, before being distributed online.

Pieter Nortje strokes a male lion

Pieter Nortje tries to stroke a female lion

Pieter Nortje tries to stroke a female lion

Pieter Nortje, 55, was on holiday with his wife Ilze in a game reserve in Virginia, South Africa, when he decided to pet the lions while she filmed him

To begin with, he can stroke the back of an adult man and tickle behind his ear when he asks his wife: & # 39; If you bite me, I'll bite you back. & # 39;

A young lioness is approaching the fence at the Tikwe River Lodge while Pieter makes his arm swing dangerously and says: & come here, let daddy pet you & # 39 ;.

The lioness then digs her teeth into his right forearm, penetrates to the bone and drags him to the fence.

Ilze can be heard calling out: & # 39; It bites him, it bites him! & # 39;

The lioness holds his arm for five full seconds and cuts it with the claws of her left leg before finally releasing him.

Mr. Nortje and his wife Ilze were on vacation to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary when the attack took place

Mr. Nortje and his wife Ilze were on vacation to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary when the attack took place

Mr. Nortje and his wife Ilze were on vacation to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary when the attack took place

The lioness distracted long enough in panic screams from the spectators for Pieter to pull back his bloody arm on the other side of the wire.

Netwerk24 reported that Mr Nortje had fallen into a serious condition at the Pelonomi hospital in Bloemfontein and was suffering from a skeptical shock.

Septic shock is a life-threatening condition that is caused by a serious infection with a death rate of 25 to 50 percent.

A spokesperson for the Tikwe River Lodge, which has 30 lodges overlooking the Sand River, said that they had run the tours around the lion section without problems for six years.

It denied any responsibility for injuring and said: & There are warning signs everywhere.

& # 39; Nortje put his hand through the electric fence to touch the lions and got bitten & # 39 ;.

A South African game keeper at another park that saw the video said: & The man was lucky that the lioness was probably not hungry or used to kill prey living outside in the wild.

& # 39; Lions are pack animals and hunt as a team so that others in the enclosure could easily participate and if they had [they would have] killed him whether there was a fence between them or not.

Mr Nortje is bitten by the lioness

Mr Nortje is bitten by the lioness

Mr. Nortje managed to get his arm back after he was torn

Mr. Nortje managed to get his arm back after he was torn

Mr Nortje was bitten on the forearm by a lioness who let her teeth sink to the bone, but he happily let go after he heard the hurt screams of his wife

& # 39; Some people never learn that wild animals are a distance between them and you & # 39 ;.

Mr. Nortje, who works as a mechanic at SA Truck Bodies in Bloemfontein, and his wife from the receptionist were not available for comment, just like a friend who joined them for the weekend away.

In May of last year, Mike Hodge, 72, the owner of the Marakele Predator Center in Thabazimbi just north of Johannesburg, was attacked by a lion as he entered the enclosure.

Mr Hodge, who was born in England, was severely torn apart and was only saved when the lion, named Shamba, was shot by a keeper after dragging Mr Hodge to the undergrowth where he wanted to exterminate him.

The married family man was rushed to the hospital by the air ambulance for a life-saving operation on his neck, chest and back, but is now running back at his game hut.

In February last year, a 22-year-old woman was attacked and tampered with by a lion in the Dinokeng game reserve in Hammanskraal after they stepped out to take photos of wildlife.

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