An elderly man was attacked and dragged by a lion in a South African park in a terrifying scene caught on video. A 61-year-old man won a life-and-death struggle with a cougar outside a small northern Vancouver Island village, killing the animal with his 7.5-centimetre pocket knife. A few years later they founded the park. Dave Parker was jumped from behind while walking on an industrial road two kilometres south of Port Alice, a village of 1,300 about 370 kilometres north of Victoria. Some years back, I was having a discussion with this British fellow who told he thought lions were very cuddly looking and would not mind petting one if … The lion drags the man farther into the enclosure, into some bushes and onlookers scream for help. The British man The family of a British man brutally savaged by a lion in front of terrified tourists are said to be "devastated" by the animal's death after raising it from a cub. Terrifying moment lion savagely attacks elderly man in an enclosure and drags him across the floor, (Youtube Screengrab/ Daniel Kalemasi)A video has A video has gone viral where a 67-year-old man was mauled by a huge male lion in South Africa. British teacher attacked by lion on safari By Sophie Borland 01 February 2008 • 16:21 pm Primary teacher Kate Drew pictured after the attack and (below) the wound to her head needed 30 stitches British born Mike, 72, was attacked by the lion he had raised since a cub and suffered such severe injuries that he had to be airlifted by air ambulance for life saving surgery. A man was filmed being dragged away and mauled by a lion after entering its enclosure in front of horrified witnesses. A British lion sanctuary owner who was attacked by his own animal is ‘very upset’ that it had to be shot dead. The lion quickly spots him, attacks and pulls him to the ground and drags him further towards the bushes. A British wildlife park owner has been mauled by a male lion in South Africa after entering its enclosure. This is a list of known or suspected fatal cougar attacks that occurred in North America by decade in chronological order. Mike Hodge was attacked by a lion he had raised from a cub at a sanctuary he founded in South Africa. Mike Hodge, 67, is a British man who relocated to South Africa with his wife Chrissy in 2003. The cougar is also commonly known as mountain lion, puma, mountain cat, catamount, or panther. The family of a British lion sanctuary owner who was attacked by one of his animals say they are 'devastated' that it had to be shot and killed. “It had put the lion on edge but when Mike went in the lion turned and came for him and he ran but couldn’t get through the gate quick enough and it had him,” said Mike. The British man is the wildlife park's owner. A friend of the man – identified only as Mike – said Hodge and the park owner were investigating an odd odour in the lion’s enclosure when the animal pounced, according to the Sun. The British owner of a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa has been severely mauled by a lion he hand-reared from a cub in an attack witnessed and filmed by his tourist clients. This was the moment that the man turned to flee, having realised that the lion was racing for him. The British couple moved to South Africa in 1999 and started a lion conservation project in 2003. Scene description in file. THIS is the British safari park owner who was savaged by a huge male lion after entering its enclosure in front of horrified onlookers. The lion was thought to be a juvenile male cub aged about one year old. Mike Hodge was pounced on by the lion as he tried to leave through a gate. The sub-population in Florida is known as the Florida panther. He is currently recuperating,” said Ngoepe, adding that the man sustained injuries to his neck and jaw. In a video clip, Hodge is seen walking behind the lion in the den. Actress Jodie Foster has revealed she has a phobia of cats after almost being mauled to death by a lion as an eight-year-old. The man had entered the zoo’s lion safari attraction, a large enclosure housing four lions which visitors are only able to access via bus tours. A man was mauled to death by lions on Sunday at Chhatbir Zoo in Zirakpur, around 20 km from Chandigarh. A video has gone viral where a 67-year-old man was mauled by a huge male lion in South Africa. Attempts by TimesLIVE to contact the park were unsuccessful. The death of Pit Dernitz in the 1975 Mondo film Savage Man Savage Beast (original title: Ultime grida dalla savana). “Her flaw was that she was a 5-foot-4, 90-pound woman, but deep down she believed she was a 6-foot-4, 250-pound man,” she said. 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