Scared to Death: Cheetah Suddenly Jumps on Safari Jeep's Roof, Plays With Tourist's Hair

Published November 20th, 2019 - 08:55 GMT
The footage taken in Tanzania shows the big cat nuzzling and leaning over the woman who has a shocked expression on her face. (Video Screenshot)
The footage taken in Tanzania shows the big cat nuzzling and leaning over the woman who has a shocked expression on her face. (Video Screenshot)
Highlights
After a few seconds of harmless fun she is warned that the cheetah is biting her.

This is the astonishing moment a cheetah sits on top of a safari jeep and starts nibbling at a woman's hair as she films the encounter.

The footage taken in Tanzania shows the big cat nuzzling and leaning over the woman who has a shocked expression on her face. 

The cheetah smells and moves her hair around as she continues to film and tries not to move. 

After a few seconds of harmless fun a voice in the background can be heard saying 'come down, she's trying to bite you' as the cheetah then backs off and the woman moves away.

The cheetah then continues to stay sat on the top of the safari vehicle as she surveys the view.  

The video has since been shared on an Africa travel Instagram account to discourage other people from doing the same.  

They said: 'Big lesson for you safari goers out there! Do not let this happen.⁣⁣

'This behaviour desensitises the Cheetah to human activity and leads to potential harm to people and the cheetahs involved. 

 

'If the cheetah was to bite the next person harder, it would be put down. Or, it could approach a poaching vehicle with no worry in the world.' 

Social media users were quick to comment on the dangerous encounter with one saying: 'That animal is wild she should be more careful.' 

Another said: 'How is the safari guide allowing this to occur?'

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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