Terrifying moment man is attacked by lion in front of screaming onlookers

The elderly make runs for safety as the lion turns to pursue him to the gate

A graphic video posted on the News24 website on Tuesday shows Hodge running for a gate when the lion runs toward him.

In the 90-second clip, a man can be seen being dragged away from the gate of a fenced-off enclosure by a male lion.

The park is believed to be nine kilometers from Thabazimbi.

Incidents of big cats attacking humans are increasing at an alarming rate, and the fault is not at all that of these majestic wild animals.

The animal park's website states Mike and Chrissy Hodge moved to South Africa from the United Kingdom in 1999 and opened their lion project in 2003.

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Onlookers scream as he the lion drags him back into the bushes, with a man heard saying "get a rifle just in case".

South African Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said that Mr Hodge suffered neck and jaw wounds in the attack on Monday.

Pictures shows Mr Hodge smiling in his hospital bed despite his injuries, with a friend telling The Sun that he is recovering from the dramatic ordeal. Marakele remains closed for now.

A friend who did not want to be named told the Sun Online: "He is no fool around lions and knows how to interact with them but clearly something went wrong".

Hodge, who founded the sanctuary with his wife Chrissy and stepdaughter Emma in 2010, was reportedly investigating a odd smell that had been upsetting the lion.

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They moved to South Africa in 1999 and started a lion conservation project in 2003 on a farm 30kms from Thabazimbi.

The lion then releases Hodge from his grip and runs away.

The lion drags the man farther into the enclosure, into some bushes and onlookers scream for help.

Debbie Wagner said: 'So sad that the lion is only doing what comes naturally to him. The attack is now being investigated and it is not immediately clear what caused the animal to snap.

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