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Zoned-Out Zebra Walks Right Into Lions' Den, Lives To Tell The Tale

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Even if zebras could talk, this guy's friends probably wouldn't believe him anyway.

While out for a leisurely stroll through Kruger National Park in South Africa, the striped equine had a near-fatal encounter with a group of lions, but by dumb luck managed to escape. "So, the big cats had been creeping up behind him but he gave them the slip?" one might ask.

Well, actually, the zebra walked right up to them. Silly zebra.

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Maybe he was lost, tired, or deep in some deep zebra thought, but for whatever reason the hapless animal failed to notice that he was walking, both literally and figuratively, into a lions' den.

See?

Thankfully for him, the zebra wasn't the only one who apparently had no idea what was going on. The lions, too, were caught completely unawares by potential prey approaching them - or else this probably wouldn't have happened:

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After the zebra made his narrow escape, the lions are left to wonder how they let the easiest meal of their lives slip away.

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Kruger wildlife guide Brett Stanley, who captured this dramatic little scene on video, sums it up best:

"You blew it, guys."