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Longleat lions eat tyres for lunch

Published: Monday 10th of June 2013 | Author: Naidre | Category: Tyres

It’s not unusual for an AA patrolman to be called out to help a stranded motorist whose car tyre had burst and was beyond repair. But from reading his rather matter-of-fact message sent to HQ, things weren’t all that they seemed! “Tyre size 215 45 R17. Doesn't think tyre can be repaired, it has been bitten by a lion.

According to the account of Mike Chantry of AA Patrol, published on the AA website, a woman and her son had gone on a day trip to Longleat Safari Park. All was going well until they drove into the lion enclosure.

“One of the lions apparently got bored and decided to bite the woman's car tyre and take a big chunk out of it,” recalled Mike.

Fortunately, the woman managed to drive her car out of the enclosure before calling the AA. When Mike arrived, he could see the tyre was beyond repair and because the spare tyre was too worn, he headed off to pick up a replacement.

But what of the mother and her son? After he had replaced the tyre, Mike asked the woman how she felt. She replied saying that: “She was terrified, but her son thought it was great."

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