Stay Calm: Cheetah Jumps In Car During African Safari

March 30, 2018


Seen here regretting not going to Panama City Beach instead, this is a video of young Britton Hayes on an African safari trip during his spring break when a young cheetah decides to hitchhike uninvited (with another one chilling on the hood) in the Land Cruiser SUV he's riding in. Apparently he was told to remain still and not make eye contact with the animal (so it wouldn't perceive him as a threat) until it leaves on its own, which took almost ten minutes. Personally, I would have stared that cheetah straight in the eyes and told it I'm it's real father, but that's just me and that doesn't look like a very big cheetah. Sure it could probably still do some damage, but I don't think it's going to kill you unless it gets your jugular. And what are the chances of that? "With as many necks as you have? Slim." I'm a survivor.

Keep going for a short Facebook video, and a longer Youtube video (which includes footage of the hood-riding cheetah).

Thanks to K Diddie, who agrees whatever you do, don't act like a gazelle.

  • JJtoob

    I've had some mad pussy in my car, but not like this guy. Damn.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Did anyone see that video of the lion that chases and kills a cheetah? Call the lions. They'll get rid of your cheetah problem.

  • paperboy

    I would have pet the fuck out of that kitty.

  • Gilbert

    You and me both, but then we'd both probably end up in whatever passes for an ER over there afterwards....

  • Chris Parrinello

    "Do you have a moment to talk about Our Lord and Savior, Cheetus?"

  • Mark

    It would have been better if that was James Cordon on safari and they kicked into a carpool karaoke rendition of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".

    I'll let myself out....

  • Bling Nye


  • Mark

    close enough...I'll give it to you. :-)

  • Munihausen

    So cool - would love to go to (certain parts of) Africa.

  • Ollie Williams

    Not so much the AID-sy places?

  • Munihausen

    More concerned about malaria, Tse-tse flies, and Mokele-mbembe.

  • Bling Nye

    Just the look on his face in that screen cap... LOL

    I wonder if he had that scene in Jurassic Park flash in his head:

  • TheQiwiMan

    This is why you never go on a safari without bringing a big cartoony-sized T-Bone steak to throw out the window for just such an occasion.

  • typowned

    This guy gets to say that he had some of the most bad ass road trip mates ever. He get's to put this near the level of Michael Jackson, Liz Taylor, and Marlon Brando post 9/11 road trip.

  • ward00

    This why I'm a dog person. Every cat I ever met wanted to eat me.

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