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Lion Stops Traffic In South Africa's Kruger National Park

Lions, and tigers and bears, oh my! OK, actually just a lion ... and the road wasn't made out of yellow bricks, either.

This scary scene happened in South Africa's Kruger National Park, which is more than 7,500 square miles in size and full of wildlife.

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A lion cub walks past a truck carrying tourists near Kruger National Park outside Hazyview in northeast South Africa on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Summer has arrived in South Africa and many are beginning their holidays ahead of Christmas. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
A lioness yawns near Kruger National Park outside Hazyview in northeast South Africa on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Summer has arrived in South Africa and many are beginning their holidays ahead of Christmas. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
A lioness yawns near Kruger National Park outside Hazyview in northeast South Africa on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Summer has arrived in South Africa and many are beginning their holidays ahead of Christmas. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
An unidentified tourist takes pictures with her mobile phone as a lion pride walks past near Kruger National Park outside Hazyview in northeast South Africa on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Summer has arrived in South Africa and many are beginning their holidays ahead of Christmas. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2011, file photo, a lion cub sleeps at Kruger National Park outside Hazyview in northeast South Africa. The lions that roam Africa's savannahs have lost as much as 75 percent of their habitat in the last 50 years as humans overtake their land and the lion population dwindles, said a study released Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA NOVEMBER 8 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): A Special field-ranger (name can't be disclosed) on a anti-poaching patrol on November 8, 2014 at the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The suspected rhino poachers were in possession of a .375 hunting rifle fitted with a silencer, as well as an array of machetes and knives. A Special Ranger Patrol is conducting a military-style campaign to combat the scourge of rhino poaching. (Photo by James Oatway/Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA NOVEMBER 8 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): A Special field-ranger (name can't be disclosed) on a anti-poaching patrol on November 8, 2014 at the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The suspected rhino poachers were in possession of a .375 hunting rifle fitted with a silencer, as well as an array of machetes and knives. A Special Ranger Patrol is conducting a military-style campaign to combat the scourge of rhino poaching. (Photo by James Oatway/Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Normally, seeing a lion at this park wouldn't be that jarring, but seeing it on the street amongst the cars and causing a traffic jam? That's a little different.

The YouTube description explains the videographer was driving through to look at hippos when everyone saw the lion, and he of course decided to record it. It is the 21st century, after all.

And with wildlife comes, well, wild antics. There have been other frightening stories from this park, like the moment when an elephant flipped a car earlier this year.

In the lion's case, he stopped traffic in both lanes for at least 30 minutes. Some reports say it was up to an hour.

To watch more videos from the park, you can subscribe to Kruger National Park's YouTube channel.

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