Lion and Hyenas Fight Over Dead Giraffe on Kruger National Park Golf Course

Lion and Hyenas Fight Over Dead Giraffe on Kruger National Park Golf Course

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM
  • A golfer got way more than he bargained for just as he was getting on with a game of golf at the Kruger National Park
  • On the third hole of the Skukuza Golf Club, a pack of hyenas was feasting on a giraffe
  • A very brave lion was seen trying to get in on the meal, but was sent packing by the voracious canines

The Kruger National Park is known for its many wondrous and weird sights.

Even by these standards, what transpired at the Skukuza Golf Club needs to be seen to be believed.

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A pack of hyenas and a lone lion fight over a giraffe meal. Image source: @SANParks
Source: Twitter

While approaching the third hole, an unnamed golfer happened upon a kill involving a pack of hungry hyenas eating a giraffe, The Citizen reported. While the feast unfolded, a courageous lion stole in on the action, getting in a few quick bites.

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The hyenas scattered in the face of their mortal, before realising that the lion was alone. Relying on strength of numbers, the hyenas then drove off the uninvited guest.

Legendary former England cricketer and keen golfer Kevin Pietersen shared the video from the SANparks Twitter account, saying:

“3rd hole at Skukuza Golf Club this morning. Will be an interesting tee shot!!!”

Former professional golfer and current commentator Tony Johnstone said:

"This was later in the day sent by @KP24. Those hyenas will take a chunk out of a sleeping, unwary man. I’ve never heard of wild dogs attacking humans but I suppose if they were starving…"

Mob of kangaroos swarms golf course as golfer is about to play, blocking her from taking her shot

In a strange turn of events, an Australian golfer's round was interrupted when a mob of kangaroos came hopping up to her as she was preparing to tee off.

As reported by Sports Brief, Wendy Powick was playing at the Arundel Hills Country Club on the Gold Coast when she spotted the crowd of kangaroos coming up the fairway. The incident was caught on video and uploaded to Powick's Instagram account.

The kangaroos, numbering around 20, are seen jumping towards the tee box and lingering to stare at her for a while. Soon afterward, the kangaroos decided they'd seen enough and hopped out of the way, allowing Powick to get on with her round.

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