Lions and Minis and Smarts, Oh My!

Authorities at a safari park in England are keeping a special eye on people who drive through in Minis, and are especially vigilant about drivers of wee Smart cars. Why? Because Lions seem to be mistaking them as prey. David Ross, of Knowsley Safari Park says, ""The lions will take an interest in peculiarities on cars and we always keep a close eye on the cars coming in. With Smart cars and sometimes Mini Coopers the lions definitely raise an eyebrow. It sparks their interest because of their size. We had an incident of two ladies in a car being chased by lionesses." Maybe, Mr. Ross, the big cats are just resentful of Germany's invasion of Africa during WWII. A useful test might be to send a new Roller through the park and see how the lions react.

Confused lions 'hunt' small cars [BBC]

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