This Cheetah Just Scared The Heck Of Out Some Tourists, But The Photos Are Stunning.


It started out innocently enough: It's normal for cheetahs and other animals to be curious when the safari trucks pass through.

When you go on safari in a place like Kenya, you expect to see dozens of wild animals just a few inches away. What you don't expect, however, is for the animals to enter the Jeep with you.

But that's exactly what happened to Irishman Mickey McCaldin as he cruised on safari on the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya. What started as a normal drive through the bush to catch a glimpse of a pack of cheetahs turned into what might have been the most uncomfortable ride of McCaldin's life. See the photos below.

But wait...what's that cheetah sitting on?

Oh, of course. It's the truck.

In fact, all of the cheetahs jumped onto the truck, as if they'd done this a million times before.

However, David Horsey from Mombasa Kenya assured people that this was not normal. "I've been living in Kenya all my life," he said in an interview. "I've never seen anything like this."

After spending a few moments riding dirty on the top of the car, the cheetahs were unafraid to get even more up close and personal.

In fact, they got really, really personal.

This seems like as good a seat as any, doesn't it?

It appeared that the cheetahs were finally done inspecting the car, when suddenly...

...One came in for an even closer look.

And much to Mickey McCaldin's dismay, one of them got even closer.

Finally, this happened, resulting in a moment that is both terrifying, and makes the most excellent vacation photo.

Both the humans and the cheetahs would prefer to ride separately next time.