How Does It Feel to Be Charged by a Wild African Lion - Alayne Cotterill

In Chapter 8 of 13 in her 2010 interview with Capture Your Flag Host Erik Michielsen, wildlife biologist Alayne Cotterill shares what it feels like when getting charged by a wild African lion in the her field work. The initial chilling experience, accompanied by an endorphin buzz and rush of adrenaline, pairs with a progressive understanding of lion behavior. While dangerous, lions assess situations and make decisions based on several factors. They do not intent to harm and, as Cotterill has found, as long as not scared or surprised, the lions back down before striking during a charge. Learn more about Alayne's work at