The son of a famous Saudi poet was attacked by a lion during TV filming of the poet and was rescued by the predator’s trainer at the last minute.
The lion was left with the boy, Nayef, as his father Ziad Ibn Naheet recited poems in front of the camera in a deserted area in the Gulf Kingdom.
A YouTube film showed the lion chased the boy, pushed him down and grabbed him from the back before the trainer managed to control the animal.
“Suddenly the lion jumped on the son, Nayef, who tried to flee. The boy could have been killed by the lion if its trainer did not jump and restrain it on time,” ‘Sada’ newspaper said without mentioning where in Saudi Arabia the film was shot.