Being intimate and personal with wildlife must be a dream for nature lovers, but probably not as intimate as this Irish tourist. While safariing in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, a man experienced a life surprise when an adult wild cheetah was too close for comfort. The moment was captured by the camera, and it’s too heart-thumping to see!
Mickey McCaldin from Ireland ran into the most famous family of Masai Mara cheetahs while on a safari. Everyone admired the majestic cat, but some came closer than expected. Ignoring the human presence, several cheetahs got into the car, but one of them was more curious, so they jumped right into the back seat of the car.
Cheetahs look very cute and very friendly, but they are very dangerous because they are just fearless predators. Therefore, you can imagine how we would react when faced with such wild animals. So it’s no wonder that McCaldin, who was sitting there, could no longer find his reaction. The moment was captured by the camera by McCaldin’s best friend, David Horsey, who was sitting in front of him.
“I’ve lived in Kenya all my life, but I’ve never seen anything like that,” Horsey from Mombasa, Kenya, told Caters News. “He [cheetah] was not afraid to get close. At first, Mickey was really relaxed, but I guess he was very worried that he would try to sit on his lap. Unlike house cats, this is absolutely not necessary.
It seemed like an eternity to McCaldin, but the cheetah left the car after a while. Then a group of wild cats stared at tourists from a short distance and then got lost in the distance.
Horsey, 62, said: ‘When he got tired of Mickey, he turned away and looked out of the car for a few minutes. “It jumped out after that. »
Here are the dramatic scenes: