I am sorry for having posted it now, if the lion was a man eater and a village was being protected it would be different.
I do know the story behind it. That was a declawed lion that they bought, set lose on the property and were just going to kill it for torphy. But the lion had other ideas. If you notice the lion does get the man with his right paw. All the guy had to show for it was a bump or two. Had the lion had its claws it would not only have ripped his arm in half but mostlikly would have been able to hold on and kill or SERIOUSLY hurt he man before the others could react.