Um, this is perhaps one of the strangest examples of what NOT to do when your spouse is getting eaten by a cheetah, yeah, you read that right A CHEETAH. Again, I hate to be all captain obvious and stuff but when faced with the option to a) help your wife or b) take pictures of her being eaten alive, perhaps continuing to photograph the event would not be the best decision….. just sayin’. But that’s just me.
Methinks, as soon as my wife got finished with the stiches and left the hospital, she would have kicked my A__ all the way to the car; and EVERY single member of the Thanksgiving – Christmas – Easter – Birthday – Anniversary guest list of family and friends would have brought this up at every single gathering. F.O.R.E.V.E.R !
SOUTH AFRICA – Violet and Archibald D’Mello were posing with two cheetahs at the Kragga Kamma reserve in South Africa when one of the animals began attacking the woman, leaving her husband to photograph the event.
The British couple was on vacation in Port Elizabeth when they decided to stop at the reserve on April 28. Little did they know the seemingly innocent visit would consist of a life or death ordeal for Violet, the Herald reports.
Violet, Archibald and a family with children entered a petting area with two “completely tame” male cheetahs.
The attention seemed to excite the cats, and one began attacking a young girl.
When Violet tried to intervene, one of the cheetahs jumped on her from behind, the Sun reports. And when a worker fended off the animal, the other cheetah pinned down the tourist, who eventually played dead to avoid further injury.
Armed only with his camera, Archibald managed to capture a series of terrifying photos of his wife’s attack.
Violet received stitches on her leg and head and sustained injuries around her eye, according to the Sun.
“They weren’t being vicious. You could tell they [the cheetahs] were just excited, but it became serious very quickly,” she told the Herald. (read more)