Two lions caused a traffic jam as they m.ated in the middle of the street at a national park in South Africa.
The male and female lion were pictured m.ating in front of several cars, causing a build-up of more than 100 vehicles at 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 hopes of getting the lions to move.
A female and male lion can be seen dossing in the middle of the street creating a build-up in traffic. But the traffic gets even w.orse when the couple start a m.ating session in front of the cars
Cars had to veer off 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 m.ating session and said she was one of the first cars at the scene. She said that by the time the lions were finished, about 120 cars had built up in a traffic jam
Tourist Catherine van Eyk, 27, filmed the m.ating session and said she was one of the first cars at the scene.
Van Eyk said: ‘We waited and watched them for about 20 minutes. When we got there we were lucky, because there were only roughly 20 cars. By the time we left, there were around 120 cars.
‘We were surprised that the lions continued to m.ate with so many cars around, we expected them to move off into the bush away from the cars, but they didn’t seem bothered at all until people started making noise.
‘Cars were able to 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 had to move extremely slowly as well.
‘We didn’t see any other lions around. A m.a.ting pair often go off on their own and join the pride at a later stage a few days after they’re finished.’
Van Eyk said that she and other tourists were ‘surprised’ that the lions continued to m.a.te, despite hundreds of cars encircling them
Van Eyk said that she and other vars 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 that cars had great difficulty moving around the pair of lions as they m.a.ted in the middle of the national park’s road