Tourist Whose Arm Was Mauled By The Lion He Was Stroking Finally Shares Horrific Wound Pictures

Tourist Whose Arm Was Mauled By The Lion He Was Stroking Finally Shares Horrific Wound Pictures

Tourist Whose Arm Was Mauled By The Lion He Was Stroking Finally Shares Horrific Wound Pictures

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    I’m gonna be real with you right now – if you’ve been a fan of AuntyAcid for a while now, you’ll know exactly how I feel about other human beings; they’re trash. Not you, of course, you lovely, lovely people – but everybody else who isn’t you? Yeah, they’re trash. Not only are they trash, in fact, but they are also idiots. And because they’re idiots, they do stupidly idiotic things – and more often than not they get stupidly hurt in the process.

    WARNING: ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES

    Which brings me onto this glorious article I have for you today. A tourist (aka a stupid trash human) nearly had his entire arm ripped off by a lion after he attempted to stroke it (See? DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN GUYS?). Anyway, the tourist has now shared images of his gruesome, gruesome injuries.

    And let me tell you folks… they are, indeed, gruesome. Keep reading if you think you’re brave enough.

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    Of course, as nasty as his wounds actually are, Pieter Nortje (the attacked tourist in question) said it could have been much, MUCH worse had a ‘mystery man’ not appeared and punched the lion square in the face (and no folks, I am not making that up).

    Even then, Mr. Nortje is incredibly lucky to be alive, as his wound then went on to turn septic and left him in a very serious, close-to-death condition.

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    The traumatic incident itself unfolded in Tikwe River Lodge, located in South Africa, where the 55-year-old was celebrating his 10th wedding anniversary with his wife, Ilze… which, okay, is kinda super cute. And amazing.

    If you’ve got a strong stomach, feel free to watch the video of the attack itself below (you’ve been warned):

    Mr Nortje basically reached his arm through a fence and stroked a first lion as his wife filmed with her cell phone. Now, this lion seems to actually be enjoying himself. However, as a second lioness approached, she locked her teeth into his flesh and began tugging on his arm and he desperately tried to tug him away.

    Mr Nortje now has his arm in a sling and is on the mend, but looking back on the attack, he feels lucky to still be alive.

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    He said: “We went on the game drive to see the big lions and the game ranger told us they were very tame and were brought up by hand and said it was safe to get out and scratch and stroke them.

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