While out on an African safari, you expect to get a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of wild animals in their natural habitat. The experience offers an up-close look at the beautiful creatures that just can”t be captured in a simple photo, but you probably don”t want to get quite this close to the feisty felines roaming the wilderness.
But sometimes those critters don”t let you make that decision when their curiosity gets the best of them.
This silly cheetah decided to give a group of tourists driving through the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya an extra-special (and slightly terrifying) greeting.
Ireland resident Mickey McCaldin locked eyes with the big cat when he made his way toward their ride.
The cheetah”s buddies were perfectly content on top of the SUV, but this cutie must have wanted a better look at the strange humans.
McCaldin”s friend David Horsey was sitting nearby and captured the tense moment.
They were fine with the friendly feline at first, but Horsey explains, “I think he was quite concerned it might try and sit in his lap.”
(source Caters News Agency)
The silly cat spent a few minutes riding around with them before jumping out to go about his day. Though he”ll probably forget all about his brief time with his human friends, I”m sure it”s something the tourists will remember for the rest of their lives.