You know you’re having a bad day when you get your head stuck in a buffalo — and the wrong end of a buffalo at that.

This video shows a poor young, eager lion cub who made the mistake of diving into the backside of a buffalo without a good exit plan. The poor little guy (or girl) is seen in the video thrashing around and appears to pass out from the lack of oxygen.

But this story has a happy ending (for the cub at least). The family who filmed the encounter reported that they returned the next day to find evidence showing that the lion pride had rescued the little cub by eating through the buffalo.

The lesson here: Don’t get stuck in a place you can't get out of.

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Lion cub life lesson No. 1: Don't get in over your head
Watch what happens when an eager young lion cub gets in too deep (literally) while dining on a freshly killed buffalo.