This footage reportedly shows the moment a trophy hunter sits proudly with a lion she has just shot.
Along with a man dressed head-to-toe in khaki, she looks her apparent prize up and down with her large shotgun under her arm.
The pair look like they are posing for photos as the the man then goes back to check the camera.
But it is at this stage that things a turn for the worse for the alleged hunter as another lion wanders into shot directly behind her.
The woman is heard screaming in terror as she runs towards the couple’s vehicle and the lion pounces towards them.
The woman, shotgun in hand, makes a run for it as another lion approaches (Image: YouTube / Jayden Tanner)
The rest of the action takes place off screen and it is not clear what happens next.
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It is unclear whether this footage is real or has been staged.
It was uploaded to YouTube by Jayden Taner with the hashtag #StopTrophyHunting
He said: “I managed to get my hands on this video when I was in South Africa a couple of months ago, a hunter showed me and thought it was hilarious.
The male lion appears behind the woman (Image: YouTube / Jayden Tanner)
“For me this video highlights a distressing situation that the world needs to see.
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“Every year trophy hunters kill thousands of exotic wild animals in Africa, this combined with poaching poses a serious threat to the survival of our most loved and endangered species.
“We have to stop this now.
“Animals are also bred in captivity for the sole purpose of being hunted by tourists who are willing to pay the high price tag, a lion hunt can cost a trophy hunter up to $35,000 (£24,000).
Several people on YouTube have branded the footage “fake.