Repost: Man Gets Eaten By Lion in Africa

This is a great oldie that is getting posted around a lot again. Enjoy.

Many, many people insist that this video must be fake, and actually, it is.

The story is that this is a very famous video that was taken in the mid-1970’s in Africa on a safari. The tourist was apparently from London. It was entered as evidence in a court case. The insurance company used this tape evidence in court to deny the life insurance claim for the guy. They argued that the man engaged in “gross stupidity” and therefore they were not on the line for payout.

In truth, this video is fake. It is said to have occurred in Wallasee National Park in Angola in the mid-70’s. There is no such place in Angola or anywhere in Africa.

The “attack victim” is named Pit Dernitz, and he has his own IMDB entry for this video. He is a very famous lion trainer.

This clip was taken from an Italian Mondo film called Ultime Grida Dalla Savana, which contains many similar clips.

This film was never entered into any court case.

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20 responses to “Repost: Man Gets Eaten By Lion in Africa

  1. Jason Y

    It’s funny to note how lions and cats are basically the same with cats only being miniature.

    • Well if by cat you mean lynx.

      A domestic cat is also more friendly due to domestication, but I’ll give you this, many lack the loyalty of dogs.

      • Yee

        Loyalty? Funny. They barely tolerate you. But cats are less trouble than dogs.
        Dogs are clingy, always expect you to walk them, play with them, wash them, or they would get depressed and chew you stuff to pieces.
        Cats just want you to feed them, change the sandbox and get lost.

        • YEE

          Yet humans have worshiped cats all over the world from Egypt to Thailand.

          To be referred to as a “dog” is an insult.

          To be called a cat is not.

        • Yee

          Dogs are good if you’re a child, gives you a playmate. But if you have a job, it’s too much trouble.

          Cats are workers, keep the storage safe, otherwise you’d have no food for the winter, very important animal. Baffalos are workers, too. Chinese don’t eat beef in the past. Even today, we eat far less beef than pork, some elderly still don’t eat beef.

        • Jason Y

          To be referred to as a “dog” is an insult.

          To be called a cat is not.

          How about a pussycat ? 😆

        • “Loyalty? Funny. They barely tolerate you. But cats are less trouble than dogs.”

          Well, generally, people cite stronger human-dog relationships of meaning compared to cats.

          “Dogs are clingy, always expect you to walk them, play with them, wash them, or they would get depressed and chew you stuff to pieces.”

          Generally, yes, but you have to put consideration into breed variance in behavior as well as what kind of person is with the dog.

          I would expect people with a decent capacity of extroversion/energy to like dogs.

        • “Dogs are good if you’re a child, gives you a playmate. But if you have a job, it’s too much trouble.

          Cats are workers, keep the storage safe, otherwise you’d have no food for the winter, very important animal. Baffalos are workers, too. Chinese don’t eat beef in the past. Even today, we eat far less beef than pork, some elderly still don’t eat beef.”

          I see, regional differences.

          Basically the outlook is the reverse traditionally with Dogs and cats regarding utility.

        • To Yee,

          in the West that is.

        • Yee

          I like dogs just fine, except my neighbour’s dog, that is. Always pee at my door. I am going to kill him one day. Or I’ll get myself a Rottweiler. Let’s see who gets to pee anywhere he likes.

        • I understand. The downside is without that extra “management” from Humans, dogs do become a nuisance.

          That’s an upside with Cats, being their more independent behavior.

        • Yee

          You’re right, Phil, maybe I should just kill my neighbour.

        • I get that compulsion too. In my neighborhood, obviously owned dogs sneak up on me and want to “play” when getting mail (community mailbox).

          That alone isn’t the problem, it’s really the negligence of the owners, that live in a pretty decent neighborhood, letting these huge dogs run around everywhere as if they were cats that know how to mind their own business.

  2. A tiger looks like a Tabi up close. In fact it is. Except it will eat you.

    Cheetahs are the only big cat that is friendly.

  3. YEE Being called a buffalo is a deadly insult in Thailand.

    I did not think that buffalo even existed in China anymore in this day and age.

    • Yee

      Sure do, in some areas. If you only have a very small farm, what’s the point of buying machines? Better keep a buffalo, it doesn’t eat much.

  4. My wife can barely remember when her grandfather owned one in the Yunnan province.

    • Yee

      There’re lots of buffalos in Yunnan for sure. In fact, in the South in general.
      Here in South the land is mostly hilly not big plain. Not suitable for machinery. And farms are small. A lot of Yunnan farmers have changed the crop to vegetables and flowers, which bring in more income.

      Tourism is big business too. Yunnan is beautiful, but quite expensive to travel, twice the cost for a tour to Thailand.

    • Yee

      You’ll regret it if you never visit Yunnan, you’ll regret even more when you come back. That’s what everyone who’s been to Yunnan says. I’ll say the same.

  5. lysingur

    What do you mean by it’s “fake”? I clearly see a person getting mauled by a pride of lions.

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