It turns out Ed Hetherington had the same sort of thing happen and sacrificed his Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EF 16-35 f/2.8L II for some fun photographs. The good and bad news? The lens lived, but the camera is touch and go.</p>
"Honest honey, I have to buy a new camera - a lion eat mine."
"We're sorry, but your insurance policy has an exclusion for that. You're covered for bear and shark eatings, but not lion."
"Today Nikon announces it's newest mascot..."
Nikon executive at board meeting: "I've got this great plan for increasing market share"
They said the camera industry was dog eat dog...
Would have preferred a Twinkie, but alas...