PHOTOS Lions turn photographer's camera into chew toy

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Lions turn photographer's camera into chew toy

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13:26, August 12, 2018

A family of lions living in the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana found a new "toy" after a photographer accidentally dropped her camera in July. Alerted by the noise, a lioness scoped the area for danger, approached the camera and picked it up. /VCG Photo

She then handed her new discovery to her cubs, who proceeded to pounce on it, drag it on the ground and chew it just like a child with a new toy. /VCG Photo.

According to the photographer, Barbara Jensen Vorster, the camera accidentally slipped from her tripod while sightseeing at the reserve. She didn't miss a beat, and grabbed her other camera to take some unique shots. “What can one do?” she said. /VCG Photo.

Fortunately, the camera was retrieved later by a guide from another vehicle, though with some new teeth marks. The photographer and nature lover said she will not replace the chewed parts and will keep them as a memento. "What photographer can boast that their lens had been in a lion's mouth?" she said. /VCG Photo.

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