In Ukraine, members of the audience at a circus captured the terrifying moment a lion turned on its trainer and attacked him. The incident took place at the Lugansk State Circus when an aggressive big cat managed to overpower well-known circus trainer Hamada Kouta, reports Daily Mail.
Here a video going viral online shows the lion attacking its trainer, pinning him to the ground. As the music stops abruptly, the crowd can be heard shrieking in fright. Thankfully, Mr Kouta managed to regain the upper hand by pushing the lion away, which is then seen retreating.
Watch the incident unfold on video below: