Mom's Terrifying Dilemma: Keep Kids in Burning Car or Face Vicious Lions

Car on fireI have no idea what I would do in this situation. A family had to choose between being stuck in a burning car or to exit the vehicle and come face to face with hungry lions. It's a classic case of being stuck between a rock and a hard place, except for being crazy dangerous and potentially deadly, that is!

This is what happened. A mother with her two young children, George, 9, and Charlie, 12, went on what should have been a fun and educational outing, but things went horribly wrong.


The Clements family went to the Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, England. As they drove through the animal park, their car suddenly caught fire, right in the section dedicated to lions. As the flames began to rise from the engine and spread to the car, the family started to exit their automobile before it became engulfed in flames. But the rangers yelled at them to stay in the car as they came to their rescue. They did not want the family to come in contact with the lions who were lurking nearby.

This is a situation that no one would ever anticipate happening to them. To be stuck between being trapped in a car on fire and facing ferocious lions is a bizarre predicament to be in. But thankfully help wasn't far away for the Clements, and the rangers came rushing to their aid and had them jump into their vehicle.

"It was a little bit frightening, and obviously the children were frightened at the time," Ms. Clements stated. "You can look back on it now and thank goodness we are all safe, but why did it have to be in the lion enclosure, of all places?" She also tweeted out a photo of the car fire with the hashtag #notagoodtimeforabreakdown. Ain't that the truth!

What would you choose -- to stay in the car on fire or face the lions?


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