Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Lion Attacks, Drags Wildlife Park Owner By Neck Inside Facility

In split seconds the animal has taken hold of the elderly man dragging him like a rag dog across the ground In split seconds the animal has taken hold of the elderly man dragging him like a rag dog across the ground
Jeannette Daniel | 02 May, 2018, 01:44

Hodge, who founded the sanctuary with his wife Chrissy and stepdaughter Emma in 2010, was reportedly investigating a odd smell that had been upsetting the lion. (Twitter) Mike Hodge is seen running from the lion as it approaches him from behind.

A report via the UK's Sun told of Hodge being attacked as he entered a lion's enclosure at the Marakele Predator Park inSouth Africa.

According to United Kingdom tabloid The Sun, he relocated from the United Kingdom with his wife Chrissy in 2003, and is now in hospital after sustaining neck and jaw injuries.

Mike Hodge, a 67-year-old British expat, was rushed to hospital with injuries to the neck and jaw following the shocking incident caught on film in South Africa.

A friend who did not want to be named told the Sun Online: "He is no fool around lions and knows how to interact with them but clearly something went wrong".

The park is believed to be nine kilometers from Thabazimbi.

A few years later they relocated to the town in the Limpopo province and founded the Marakele Predator Park.


The man appeared to make it to the gate of the lion's enclosure when the animal pounced.

The lion drags a limp Hodge towards some bushes as other park visitors scream for help.

A woman is heard howling in horror at what she has just witnessed while another man is heard shouting "get a rifle".

Debbie Wagner said: 'So sad that the lion is only doing what comes naturally to him.

Bystanders filming the encounter captured the moment that the big cat suddenly turned on Mike Hodge, grabbing him and pulling him to the ground as the keeper tried to flee.

He and wife Chrissy moved to South Africa to open the sanctuary in 2003. The attack is now being investigated and it is not immediately clear what caused the animal to snap.

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