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COOLSVILLE — I've never been on one, but it seems like a safari could be an incredible experience: See the live version of "The Lion King" right in front of you. At least that's what I assume happens.
Well, maybe not, but seeing these incredible animals in the wild would be really amazing. Getting face to face with one of the big cats in the Serengeti, however, could be a little unnerving.
Thirteen-year-old Leilani and her family were on vacation when a cheetah decided to meet the tourists, climbed on top of their vehicle, and hung out near the open sunroof. The cheetah is right there, and no one inside can decide whether to be terrified or excited. There is one person in the vehicle, however, who decided he didn't need to be scared or enthusiastic, he instead decided to just be chill.
As everyone is cautiously looking at the beautiful animal, the safari guide stands up and starts taking selfies with it. The guy doesn't seem to have a care in the world. It's almost as if he ran into a celebrity and said, "Mind if I get a selfie?" And the famous cheetah is used to this and, not really interested, says, "Whatever." And then the guide snaps some pics.
Would you be this calm and collected? In the YouTube description, it says the cheetah had just hunted and eaten, meaning it wasn't particularly hungry and didn't pose a major threat. For my money, that's a huge cat with phenomenal strength, sharp claws and pointy teeth — which means it's always a potential threat.
Regardless, this guide takes advantage of the moment and even gets Leilani to pose with the animal for a quick pic.