Over the years we have heard so many times from manly-men hunters who go out into the back country with their high powered rifles, handguns, and what have you, to then come back home with tales of being scared by wolves.

A recent story comes to mind but there are many others as well.

Maybe these manly-men should take some advice from these manlier-men in Africa. 😉

Three Men vs. Fifteen Hungry Lions. [VIDEO].
BBC One – Human Planet

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Ken Cole

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18 Responses to Three Men vs. Fifteen Hungry Lions. [VIDEO]

  1. Hilljack says:

    Most animals do the same thing when humans approach a kill. I have seen wolves and cougars do it. Cougars sometimes take a little more coaxing.

  2. skyrim says:

    yes, manlier men minus the shootin’ irons too…………

  3. Daniel Berg says:

    Taking on a pride of lions is way easier than approaching an aggressive, human-blood craving, 250 pound Canadian Grey Wolf. 😉

  4. Phil says:

    Hilljack: Exactly! Do you know how many times I have been called a fool when I mention most of the times predators would rather use the flight method then fight? I do not post on youtube anymore, but in a discussion about wolves, the hunters would call others liars when they state that wolves are as much, or more fearful of humans then we are of them.

    • Immer Treue says:


      Not to beat a dead horse, but I don’t think I’d try this with a grizzly.

      • Phil says:

        Oh come on Immer; what’s the harm in wrestling a Grizzly away from his/her food? No harm will come to you.

      • Linda Hunter says:

        What is the difference between lions and a grizzly. . those who work around bears would say that the grizzly bears would move a little easier than a pride of lions. Carefully watch what the guys do to move the lions. . . their body language is clear and the cats get the message. It is just as easy as that, but not many humans get to experience working with animals in this way. We are control freaks who want to use our own methods and not those used and accepted by the animals. As a result some serious misunderstandings lead to the death of animals and people.

  5. Peter Kiermeir says:

    Just great! That bewildered look on the face of that lioness near the end of the clip.

    • WM says:

      One has to wonder how many times the hunters could get away with what the commentator called a “bluff,” before this pride of lions might make a challenge and possibly has a little larger meal than just the wildebeest.

  6. william huard says:

    You would think that the men would find their own food instead of stealing from a bunch of lions.

    • WM says:

      Hunger can be a powerful motivator, and humans are opportunists, too. Did you notice these guys had only spears?

  7. rtobasco says:

    Anyone stop to think that at the filming of this video there were more folks present than these three men? Obviously at least one camera man, but I doubt he was alone. Perhaps a driver, a guide (armed?)? While seemingly a gutsy move, appears that it could have easil been staged. Like you, I have no way of knowing for sure. Why doesn’t the same skepticism that routinely accompanies reported incidents of wolf depradation show itself here? Where’s your objectivity?

    • Peter Kiermeir says:

      Because that clip is fun!

    • Phil says:

      rtobasco: It may have been staged, but I took a Intro to Africa class last semester. In relation to this topic, I know that each tribe (if you want to call them tribes) has members within the tribe that distribute to the tribe in different ways. You have the gatherers, hunters, heads of each tribe, etc. It is no different from some species who live in social group settings in the continent. Meerkats have individuals from the clan that forage for food, others who do burrow chores, and others who are sitters for the pups. Basically what I am saying is that each individual from the group has its role to ensure the groups survival. As it may be the case that this probably was staged, the hunters in the tribes do at times push away lions, hyenas, wild dogs, etc and take their kills. Hyenas take away a kill from a cheetah, as do lions and leopards. It’s a way of life not only for the humans, but also the animals.

  8. rtobasco says:

    No argument there.

  9. Mike says:

    Wow. Makes the guys complaining about a wolf look like complete wimps!

    • Phil says:

      Mike: If the guys that complain about wolves have such a harsh criticism on them, I wonder how they would feel if lions took territory in this country?


February 2011


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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