A rugby player was bitten by a lion after trying to pet it ‘like a kitten’ at a game park in South Africa.
Scott Baldwin, who plays for Ospreys, was in South Africa ahead of the Ospreys’ Guinness PRO14 game against South African franchise Cheetahs.
He was visiting the Bloemfontein zoo prior to the game and was caught on camera stretching his arms between the bars of a cage in an attempt to stroke three big cats as they grazed in the sun.
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The rugby ace immediately regretted his decision after one of the lions was seen suddenly turning its head and clamping its jaws around Scott.