Barbara Jensen Vorster, a professional wildlife photographer, was snapping a pride of lions in Botswana when a lioness unexpectedly snatched her Canon 7D and Canon 100-400mm lens. How did this happen? Well, she accidentally dropped the kit on the ground, and after hearing the noise, the lioness mother growled and then approached the group, which caused them to leave. “The camera fell with the lens looking up, she gently flipped the camera on its side and picked it up by the barrel of the lens. They dragged it through the dirt, chewed on the lens hood and then fortunately, like most kids, soon grew tired with their new toy,” said Vorster. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The lioness then picked up the camera and telephoto lens in her mouth and carried it a distance before dropping it onto the ground. Her cubs then pounced on their new toy and began playing with it. After retrieving her abandoned camera, she found that it was still functioning perfectly aside from teeth marks across the surfaces,” reports Peta Pixel.