Watch Tourist Family Narrowly Escape Cheetah Attack
When you are visiting somewhere new that is unfamiliar, it is critical that you follow the instructions in order to stay safe. This could not be truer when you go on safari. Many conservation tourist attractions allow visitors to go on self-guided tours where visitors can drive through on their own to check out the wildlife. Whilst that is possible it doesn’t mean the animals no longer have their instincts. Wild animals will always be wild.
Never get out of the car when on safari
A French family on a trip to the Beekse Bergen Safari Park in the Netherlands had to learn this lesson the hard way. The family left their car a couple of times so they could get close to a group of cheetahs. The tourists sitting in the car behind the family managed to capture footage of the family trying to interact with the big cats. They were astonished that anyone would be foolish enough to get out of their cars in such a dangerous area.
The cats don’t seem bothered to begin with
Initially it seems the cheetahs did not seem to be bothered by the family at all, and they were able to snap a few pics before climbing back into their cars. However, a little down the road they decided it would be a good idea to venture out a little further which the cheetahs did not take too kindly to and decided to chase them. The family comprising three adults and a couple of children narrowly escaped being mauled as they scrambled for the car.
Lucky is not a good enough word
It was pretty scary, if you watch the video you will see one of the women with small child in tow lagging behind the rest of the family and getting blocked by a cheetah. Fortunately, the woman was able to scoop up the child and managed to fend of the animal. A park spokesperson said that all visitors are explicitly told in multiple languages to remain in their car for the entire duration of their tour. So, we have to say that lucky does not even come close to being the description for this family.