Curious Cheetah gets up close with Irish tourist at the Maasai Mara

A curious wild cat got up close and personal with a holidaymaker on safari in Kenya when the animal jumped into the back seat of a jeep
A curious wild cat got up close and personal with a holidaymaker on safari in Kenya when the animal jumped into the back seat of a jeep

Curious Cat gets up close and personal with Irish Tourist Mickey McCaldin at the Maasai Mara Game reserve. Family friend David Horsey captured this tense moment.

According to David, the cheetah wasn’t scared and Mickey was relaxed but mostly concerned about the cheetah might trying to sit on his lap.

The pictures were captured on June 12 as they tracked a well-known family of cheetahs for a couple of days and they observed that they hadn’t had a kill for several days.

Mickey was out on holiday with his wife and sister, who are friends with David and his wife Vicky who’ve lived in Kenya all their lives.

 

Below are more of the amazing pictures captured by David Horsey

At one point, the large cat was so close to Mickey that it was only about a foot away from his face
At one point, the large cat was so close to Mickey that it was only about a foot away from his face

 

Making himself comfortable: The cheeky cheetah and his family casually lounged atop the group's Land Cruiser jeep
Making himself comfortable: The cheeky cheetah and his family casually lounged atop the group’s Land Cruiser jeep

 

Photographer David, 62 from Mombasa, Kenya, said: 'I've been living in Kenya all my life and I've never seen anything like this
Photographer David, 62 from Mombasa, Kenya, said: ‘I’ve been living in Kenya all my life and I’ve never seen anything like this

 

Once the cheetah got bored of staring at Mickey, it turned away and looked out of the vehicle before ultimately jumping out
Once the cheetah got bored of staring at Mickey, it turned away and looked out of the vehicle before ultimately jumping out

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