When one wild dog comes particularly close to the lioness holding his friend, she drops the dog in her mouth to chase the other dog — and that's when the pup formerly in the grip of her jaws runs away.
The dog had apparently been playing dead until he could make a break for it — which he wasted no time doing. "Oh my God!" one safari-goer can be heard exclaiming in the video as he sprints away. "He's alive!"
Both of the dogs were later confirmed to have survived their heart-stopping encounter with the lioness, according to Kruger Sightings. And the lioness, who was raising cubs nearby, would have to come up with another plan for dinner.