Video of the Day July 11, 2013
Watch This Impala Hide From A Cheetah By Jumping Into A Tourist's Car

This is probably not how most encounters between cheetahs and their prey go in the wild.

In the video above, which was captured at Kruger National Park, South Africa, a group of impalas dashes across the road, chased by two cheetahs.

Then some of the impalas turn in the bush and run back in an effort to get away. That's when one of them notices an easy escape route: a tourist's SUV.

The animal jumped in the vehicle's passenger side window, surprising the human occupants.

Samantha Pittendrigh, who filmed the footage, told Express that she and the other onlookers were shocked:

"We started freaking out... We couldn't believe it - we were absolutely dumbstruck," she said.

"All of a sudden we saw the impala jump out of the bushes and then someone started screaming 'it is in the car, it is in the car.'"

One of the passengers inside the vehicle managed to open a door, and the impala exited calmly, trotting across the road to safety as the cheetahs looked on.

The incident is probably the closest a visitor to Kruger could get to the local wildlife: park rules say you have to stay in your vehicle at all times. But they don't mention anything about having impala visitors in there with you.

Via Express


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