Ospreys rugby player bitten on hand by lion

Ospreys rugby player bitten on hand by lion

This lion attack could have had a fatal ending. Crazy!

Lion attack wales rugby player image

What was this man thinking?! 

Sometimes we seem to forget that lions, although in captivity, are still wild animals. They are far from cuddly pets.

Welsh rugby player Scott Baldwin has been filmed having his hand bitten after stroking a lion. The hooker was at a South African game park during a trip with his club team Ospreys, prior to their Pro14 match against the Cheetahs.

As the rugby player proceeded to pat the lion on the head, the lion reacted and grabbed hold of Baldwin's hand. Crazy! 

Baldwin is expected to make a quick recovery, having a few stitches before flying back to Wales.

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