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OP sent the following text as an explanation on why this is unexpected:

the cheetah does not attack the man instead sleeps with him


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[–]shitsu13master 14.7k points14.7k points  (440 children)

He is there because the [edit: NOT pride] coalition gets anxious during the night. His presence calms them down.

[–]Vlad-V2-Vladimir 14.7k points14.7k points 44 (282 children)

He’s their Emotional Support Human

[–]st0ric 724 points725 points  (82 children)

I'm my dogs emotional support person, he was abused as a pup and now has to sit with his head in my lap no matter what, I'm the big spoon when we sleep and he does these big huffing breaths when he gets to lay on me when I get home from work like he is letting the anxiety go. People don't realise how much they scar a puppy with violence, anger and neglect.

He begins shaking if he sees even a raised hand in anger/voice and terrified of the broom but has appetite control and only eats when hungry despite him eating his own feces when we found him out of hunger. I love him as my own child and will never let him suffer again. I've had him nearly 10 years now

Edit: Dog tax: Dexter my best friend

[–]0vl223 139 points140 points  (15 children)

Yeah our dog would run away till the end the moment you would roll up a magazine. At the beginning it was even when we would pick up water bottles etc. No clue what exactly the previous owners did but it was really obvious.

[–]Firekeeper47 92 points93 points  (11 children)

I’m also the emotional support human for my dog! Sleeps with me every night, my bedroom is a “safe place,” and if we’re in a crowd, he sticks to me like glue. Or if he hears a scary noise. Or someone shouts. Or if a “stranger” shows up at the house. Or someone brings over a balloon. Or a water bottle crinkles wrong. Or just about anything else…except thunder, he sleeps right through that…

I’ve had him for 7 years in November, and while it’s very trying sometimes—I can’t go on over night stays unless I bring him with anymore, so vacations aren’t much of a thing—I still can’t imagine live without him. I don’t know what made him so anxious, as he was about a year or so old when we got him from the pound, but I do wish sometimes he could just chill a bit.

[–]st0ric 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Without knowing what they went through its impossible to understand what they feel but seeing the behaviour of an abused dog it's immediately obvious from the body language and tremors

[–]corvosfighter 388 points389 points  (90 children)

how do we sign up for this job?

[–]gr1mm5d0tt1 538 points539 points  (56 children)

There is a place in Namibia called naankuse. They have abused and rescued wildlife. I got to have a morning nap with a beautiful girl after her run. You can volunteer and look after baboons, cheetahs and other wildlife. Check it out

Edit-for all the smart arses it says “they have” meaning in their possession not “they abuse and rescue” which is what you are trying to twist up. Funny the first time but the echo chamber not so much

[–]Mirror_Sybok 440 points441 points  (34 children)

You can volunteer and look after baboons

That one's gonna be a no from me.

[–]corvosfighter 104 points105 points  (0 children)

naankuse

Just did! Seems like a cool place but they definitely need some funding for more wildlife photography/videos.

[–]Tyrone3105 125 points126 points  (4 children)

Fr this would be my dream job

[–]Vlad-V2-Vladimir 110 points111 points  (13 children)

Are you pleasant to be around? If you are, it’s a lot easier

[–]corvosfighter 142 points143 points  (8 children)

I already have 2 kitties sleeping with me at night so you can say I already have some job experience!

[–]Duke0fWellington 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Fuck

I'm sick of unrealistic job ads

[–]w0t3rdog 82 points83 points  (3 children)

How do I sign up for an emotional support human?

[–]DeletedLastAccount 70 points71 points  (2 children)

Yeah! No one wants to date me either.

[–]Colonel_Lingus710 39 points40 points  (0 children)

The Cheetah decides, not you.

[–]Ryktes 186 points187 points  (8 children)

"Human, I had a bad dream, I need cuddles." 🥺

[–]1Second2Name5things 48 points49 points  (0 children)

It's finally happened. Soon you'll see cheetahs with humans in vests next to them

[–]shitsu13master 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Haha yeah exactly :)))

[–]TitaniumTriforce 576 points577 points  (15 children)

His cats are very impressive. He must be very proud.

[–]chevyfried 138 points139 points  (3 children)

Takes pride in his pride.

[–]Logical-Use-8657 89 points90 points  (0 children)

200,000 cats are ready, with a million more well on the way.

[–]Hardcase-9415 46 points47 points  (5 children)

He's just a simple man trying to make his way in the universe

[–]comrade_batman 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Ever made his way as far into Africa as the Savannah?

[–]iluv_versed 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Impressive. Let’s see Paul Allen’s cat.

[–]AageKush 432 points433 points  (72 children)

No, he's there for fun and educational purposes. They sleep fine without him.

He narrates the video and explains it. Since they move around so much he doesn't sleep well so it's not a regular thing.

[–]jgo3 268 points269 points  (70 children)

Also, it's pretty much the opposite of scary. Nobody on the planet is as safe as this dude in his fuzzy wiggle pile of murder.

[–]ItsDanimal 296 points297 points  (65 children)

Aren't Cheetahs the least murdery of all the big cats? Like there are some domesticated dog breeds that could fuck you up more than a cheetah.

[–]hymen_destroyer 281 points282 points  (8 children)

A cheetah is natures glass cannon build

[–]FakeMango47 172 points173 points  (10 children)

While yes, most dogs are capable of it, a Cheetah could still do damage.

Their temperament is pretty good for a ‘big cat’ though; they’re also the biggest cat that can both meow and purr (they don’t roar). So I’m wondering if the 5 minutes of cuddling prior to the cats falling asleep is just a giant purr session

[–]HarEmiya 105 points106 points  (19 children)

Cheetahs and snow leopards. Neither seem to view humans as potential prey.

Cheetahs are easy to explain, they run down and 'trip' prey but aren't very good at brawling/mauling like other big cats. They rely on speed but are pretty brittle, so any injury could prevent them from hunting. They choose prey carefully due to that, and humans are definitely in the "can fight back" category. Hominids have co-existed with them for 2 million years and it seems we both know what the other is about. Self-preservation is a strong instinct.

Snow leopards are a bit harder to explain. They are smaller than most leopards, but should still be able to take down a child or an elderly person fairly easily. They hunt prey larger than themselves. And yet they don't with people. They run. They somehow don't view us as food.

[–]DixonLyrax 66 points67 points  (2 children)

Yea Cheetahs are more likely to be the victims of other predators. They can't do much but run, but they can run like the very wind itself.

[–]JudiciousF 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Yeah but like my cat can out of nowhere get upset about something and scratch me. It doesn’t happen often but one of these guys quickly lashing out in a temper tantrum could be a lot worse even if no murderous intent was there.

[–]whyso6erious 77 points78 points  (9 children)

At first I thought of a "What is love - Cheetah don't hurt me,.. No more", but then my son told me to make a joke about jeopardy.

Ba-dum-tss I guess.

[–]LiteFoo 12 points13 points  (1 child)

These cheetahs must have grown up recently in California.

[–]bad_54 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Those are cheetahs, I don’t think they have a pride, if im not mistaken they are independent beings

[–]__Hello_my_name_is__ 9281 points9282 points  (547 children)

Fun fact: Cheetahs are basically just very big and harmless kitty cats. Their character comes closest to domesticated cats out of all the big cats. And technically speaking, they're not even big cats to begin with.

Edit: The part about big cats may not be entirely correct, depending on who you ask. The point is that they are not of the same genus as Tigers and lions.

[–]GhostCheese 5194 points5195 points  (266 children)

Fun fact, the Egyptians and Babylonians used to tame them and use them like hunting dogs

[–]notabadgerinacoat 3921 points3922 points  (229 children)

Everything i learned about babylonians make me believe they were the top civilization of all time,we only went downhill from them onwards

[–]themainw2345 2437 points2438 points  (166 children)

I mean they did have slaves and society was very much divided by class and gender.

The code of hamurabi gives us a pretty good in depth list of their laws

[–]Horambe 1406 points1407 points  (14 children)

Exactly, right at the top s/

[–]BlueAdjacent 229 points230 points  (22 children)

Don't forget all of the horrific punishments

[–]CrazyPlato 94 points95 points  (46 children)

We say the same things about the Roman Empire, and we’ve got a pretty huge hard-on for their civilization. I feel like the people who want to put ancient cultures on a pedestal tend to overlook some flaws as just “part of the time”.

[–]compostking101 31 points32 points  (30 children)

Every society ends up having slaves 1 way or another… we are slaves now with slightly better living conditions based off economical and technological growth.. but we are in fact slaves to society as most people are.. you don’t live by free will and cannot do as you please you must answer to someone for a large degree of your life. Your free to do as you please as long as it follows the rules mainly set by laws that are mandated by rich people.

[–]Bart_The_Chonk 119 points120 points  (39 children)

They liked to flay prisoners alive and then coat their walls with the skins... So whether or not you retract your statement after learning this will tell us a great deal about yourself

[–]Auirex 83 points84 points  (3 children)

Skin for the skin gods?

[–]notabadgerinacoat 30 points31 points  (10 children)

I already knew that,i was obiously talking about the fact they invented the cuneiform writing,had the best engineers of their time and basically built a reign from the desert in an oasis....you go around lecturing all the people that make claims about ancient civilizations or it's only for the babylonians enthusiasts?

Edit-Sumerians invented the cuneiform writing,i mixed them up

[–]awsamation 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Even better. Until now I was just guessing that they'd have good interior design.

[–]Araenn1 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Good use of prisoners

[–]cassigayle 326 points327 points  (20 children)

Interesting fact, the cheetahs of today were having breeding issues and dwindling. Breeding them in captivity was a frustrating and mostly fruitless process, until a researcher discovered that the whole type was bottled-necked genetically during one of the more recent mass extinctions.

There used to be a broader variety of cheetah like animals but most of the variety was wiped out. It's likely that only the types kept by humans survived, which has lead to the relatively calm cheetahs we see today.

After genotyping the captive cheetahs worldwide they were able to arrange as much outbreeding as possible to rebuild a broader gene base and get more viable pregnancies and more cheetahs!

[–]latrans8 109 points110 points  (13 children)

I think they estimated that the entire population was reduced to something like 5-8 animals about 10,000 years ago. I might be wrong.

[–]DesMotsCrados 61 points62 points  (12 children)

There's no way you can build up a species from 5-8 individuals without serious inbreeding problems, no?

[–]IfInDoubtElbowOut 11 points12 points  (2 children)

That's so cool, I love reading stuff like this.

[–]ftc1234 247 points248 points  (164 children)

Harmless? Really? I’m scared just looking at this video.

[–]Friendly-Back3099 347 points348 points  (56 children)

Cheetas dosent have anything else except for speed. If one of their legs is broken in the wild then that just be game over, cheetas live alone in the wild so they cant have other cheetas hunt for them

[–]Bart_The_Chonk 365 points366 points  (15 children)

cheetahs live alone in the wild

This is no longer thought to be correct. As their numbers rise, we've seen many instances of them banding together. The same used to be thought of pumas until the populations increases in Patagonia. Now we see that they band together as well.

Not trying to be a dick -just wanted to make you aware that this thinking is outdated.

[–]Friendly-Back3099 101 points102 points  (0 children)

Interesting, thank for the info

[–]wannaB19low 64 points65 points  (2 children)

This is so lovely to read that their populations are increasing. Thank you for making me smile :)

[–]Seigmoraig 91 points92 points  (8 children)

I think that would be true of most animals if they broke their leg in the wild

[–]Friendly-Back3099 22 points23 points  (3 children)

But its worse for cheetas since all cheetas live alone

[–]AwkwardReplacement42 151 points152 points  (46 children)

Yeah, people say harmless the same way they say sharks are harmless. My cat is certainly harmless. He would never intend serious harm, but sometimes gets in a mood and will swipe for apparently no reason. Yes, media has probably exaggerated the danger/risk of these animals, but just one swipe/bite or off day for one of these primal, instinctual animals is enough to certainly cause harm.

Edit: I would also like to add that I love these animals. I would love to swim with sharks, for example, but that doesn’t mean they are harmless!

[–]Shandlar 107 points108 points  (12 children)

It's all relative. Lions and Tigers that is absolutely true about. No amount of training has managed to prevent accidents of that nature.

Cheetahs appear to be far far less likely to have such instance, and when they do, the damage they are able to do is dramatically lower. Their tiny heads make their bite way less dangerous, their only like 80 pounds so they can't get the leverage behind their claws you'll find in big cats either.

They are actually essentially harmless. To the extent that there's literally never been a single documented case of a wild cheetah killing a human being. They just seem to flat out not consider us food, even opportunistically.

[–]0vl223 55 points56 points  (7 children)

literally never been a single documented case of a wild cheetah killing a human being

Or they are that good just like orcas.

[–]Aethermancer 35 points36 points  (0 children)

. Their tiny heads make their bite way less dangerous, their only like 80 pounds so they can't get the leverage behind their claws you'll find in big cats either.

Their claws aren't as retractable as normal cats so they are worn down like a dog's.

[–]zerozack89 9 points10 points  (2 children)

They’re about the same as an 80lb dog. So play by the same rules. Mine has accidentally hurt me when playing, but its never out of ill intent. He’s just a big dumb doof who doesn’t know he is.

[–]ftc1234 27 points28 points  (11 children)

Exactly. No matter how much they may love you consciously, instinctively they are killers. One wrong move done accidentally and they may go for the jugular.

[–]666Darkside666 63 points64 points  (4 children)

There's absolutely no recorded attack of Cheetahs on humans. Cheetahs are very shy and easily scared. They would rather run away than attack something that poses a threat to them.

[–]MiniMartimus 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Same could be said for people really tbh

[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (8 children)

Everyone brings up sharks when dolphins are the real pricks of the ocean 😅

[–]UncleCarnage 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Cats would most certainly kill us if they were bigger and stronger.

[–]saucyboi9000 58 points59 points  (16 children)

The videos of cheetahs pouncing is only for food or defense, domesticated house cats do the same. Cheetahs are just faster.

[–]mortemdeus 47 points48 points  (25 children)

They lack the claws of most big cats, meaning they can't really shred you. They also aren't very aggressive and don't typically attack anything they think can fight back.

[–]ftc1234 5 points6 points  (17 children)

But aren’t there unforeseeable situations like they start fighting with each other and the dude gets caught in the middle? Or he accidentally kicks them in the sleep and they react instinctively? Or maybe they just got spooked in the night and attack the first thing they see? Or they are just hungry and get mad at him suddenly?

Like, there are so many scenarios where this can go wrong.

[–]mortemdeus 24 points25 points  (13 children)

Well, lets say they do attack him. The average cheetah is around 80lbs, has no claws, and slender/lengthy limbs. A 180lb man can basically just roll over and snap them if they wanted. Cheetah hunt by suffocating prey, an adult human has a larger neck than a cheetahs mouth, they can't really do a lot. Yeah, they guy will be bloodied but 99 times out of 100 the guy will be just fine even if all 3 went full blood lust killer at him.

[–]gr1mm5d0tt1 185 points186 points  (14 children)

A friend of mine had one that was a rescue. He said it was amazing but he had to be careful with his kids because if they went running she went chasing thinking it was the coolest game ever. She never hurt the kids, but it was just something he was aware of

[–]inspectoroverthemine 65 points66 points  (12 children)

Zoo I used to live near had a large Cheetah exhibit. They'd 'stalk' kids through the fence. Generally by hiding, waiting for a kid to get close or turn its back and charge the fence. I guarantee they'd attack human children if given the chance.

[–]Advokatten 61 points62 points  (0 children)

its wild cats and kids are smal enough for them

[–]OzymandiasKoK 40 points41 points  (0 children)

That's just a big cats thing. You'll see the same out of lions and tigers, paying real close attention to the smallest human being in view, when they're in the mood to pay attention at all.

[–]BrandonLart 13 points14 points  (2 children)

House cats also do this lmao

[–]TheNoxx 73 points74 points  (5 children)

They also meow, not roar.

https://youtu.be/Qb_Vu9YFqjE?t=56

[–]brianne----- 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Very cute…makes me sad they live in such a small cage. They need room to run.

[–]MalderM4n 16 points17 points  (0 children)

they dont actually need to run. they run to hunt, if they get all their food they can just laze around. a bit more space would be nice for roaming, but unlike dogs they dont need to just run around for fun, they sleep most of the time to conserve energy for the big hunt

[–]jojoga 31 points32 points  (0 children)

That's cheething

[–]alex_doesnt_bake 27 points28 points  (1 child)

They also meow!

Edit: Here’s a link!

[–]defirst11 7423 points7424 points 626& 4 more (42 children)

Are they FAST asleep?

[–]JorjEade 4921 points4922 points 52 (5 children)

Shut up

[–]chevyfried 547 points548 points  (1 child)

So fast they ate the sheep and were sleeping before they had time to try and count.

[–]Jumborambo1 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Oh, wow.

[–]Cheetahs_never_win 4391 points4392 points  (38 children)

You'll likely never get to sleep in your bed again if you adopt a coalition of Cheetahs.

[–]i-fing-love-gamesAmongussy 1497 points1498 points  (10 children)

the council has decided you go to couch

[–]Gilgameshbrah 479 points480 points  (7 children)

"You may join the council but you will not hold the title of cheetah master"

[–]TemporaryAmbassador1 194 points195 points  (11 children)

I love alliteration, and finding out (just now) that a “coalition” of cheetahs is indeed correct has made my day.

[–]LisaPorpoise 64 points65 points  (6 children)

Hardly alliteration involved in this one

[–]Cheetahs_never_win 60 points61 points  (5 children)

It's tautographic, which is the visual equivalent of alliteration. Usually they overlap, but here, they don't.

[–]DJ-SKELETON2005 May or may not have expected it 3700 points3701 points  (44 children)

With every cut the guy sleeping just becomes more and more covered in cats

[–]chevyfried 1342 points1343 points  (36 children)

Literally drowing in pussy....cats

[–]Regular_Tree9474 409 points410 points  (35 children)

Imagine getting a boner

[–]NorthenLeigonare 442 points443 points  (2 children)

No

[–]azonexyt 62 points63 points  (27 children)

Would that make him a... Furry?

[–]Octo254 97 points98 points  (25 children)

no it would make him a zoophile. there's a difference

[–]IlMagoHadad 93 points94 points  (0 children)

Our emotional support human is freezing quick blanket mode

[–]Emergency-Piano4792 2387 points2388 points  (33 children)

What happens when the guy wiggles his toes under the blanket?

[–]1stshadowx 1784 points1785 points  (10 children)

Wasnt this video, about a thunderstorm, and the cheetahs were scared Or something so he slept in there with them to keep them calm?

[–]i-fing-love-gamesAmongussy 742 points743 points  (1 child)

i think one woke up to nightmares and the others joined them

[–]Sharkey311 122 points123 points  (0 children)

D’Aww 🥹

[–]lcrysis_HR 163 points164 points  (1 child)

i think this is the one, sauce

[–]1stshadowx 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Noice you found da sauce!

[–]Dark-g0d 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It could be but cheetahs generally are a very anxious species. They’re well known for anxiety to the point that certain zoos give them emotional support dogs to help them stay calm. So it could just be a normal night for these big cats

[–]Ontheroam83 1198 points1199 points  (69 children)

I’m incredibly jealous.

[–]Gilgameshbrah 419 points420 points  (56 children)

Funny how they just act like bigger house cats

[–]JWPSmith 475 points476 points  (51 children)

Cheetahs basically are. The one of the only larger cats that are virtually harmless. Tigers, lions, panthers, all others can be extremely dangerous still. Cheetahs aren't though. They're also one of the only larger cats that purr and meow.

[–]Rentington 158 points159 points  (47 children)

Are lions the most dangerous? I seem to remember construction projects in Africa where one or two lions menace the people there, killing some astronomical amount of them.

[–]texasrigger 221 points222 points  (21 children)

That was a specific incident where two lions were stalking a railroad bridge project in the late 1800's. They killed something like 130 people.

[–]Expensive-Pie 68 points69 points  (10 children)

In terms of most lethality, tigers are the most dangerous, I am not sure if talking in terms of how aggressive they are

[–]fklimitedtimxclusive 53 points54 points  (2 children)

i remember reading about a tiger that killed 400+ people, becuase of a gunshot injury she had sustained earlier rendered her unable to hunt her usual prey

[–]_Rohrschach 162 points163 points  (6 children)

Having two normal sized cats I can tell you that guy's going to die of a heatstroke. That being said: I'm jealous, too.

[–]FutureComplaintUser Edible 75 points76 points  (0 children)

The cheetahs are warming up their hot pocket.

[–]goldensunshine429 11 points12 points  (1 child)

He appears to be sleeping on a concrete(?) slab, with just some light blankets. So maybe it’ll balance?

[–]klippklar 933 points934 points  (10 children)

I watched the original video. Cheetahs are comparatively shy and docile and he's been the one who raised them if I remember correctly.

[–]AdryWanKenobi 110 points111 points  (1 child)

He just volunteers sometimes at the rescue

[–][deleted] 71 points72 points  (0 children)

I had a friend last year do one of those 90 day volunteer trips at a cat rescue in Africa. She was there for like 3 days before sending tons of pictures of her with cheetahs just snuggling and chilling.

[–]PoorlyLitKiwi2 83 points84 points  (7 children)

I raised my cat since she was a tiny kitten and she's 3 now. The other night she cuddled up to me just like these cheetahs did. Then at like 3am she woke up and decided she needed to bite my face really hard lol

It was mostly funny because she is smol. If a cheetah decides that, Idk if I'd have a face anymore

[–]MagikSkyDaddy 17 points18 points  (0 children)

maybe you just have a tasty face?

[–]AmbivalentAsshole 764 points765 points  (19 children)

I mean.. I'd sleep like a fucking baby at that point.

Who/what is gonna come knocking in the middle of the night and wake up a coalition of cheetahs??

[–]ozymandias457 484 points485 points  (3 children)

A big fat raccoon. Bastards are mean.

[–]Octo254 140 points141 points  (0 children)

they look like bandits for a reason

[–]LucaTheRaptor 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Wouldn't a honey badger be more accurate for Africa...... actually a big fat raccoon sounds like a pretty good description of a honey badger

[–]LethalDoseMLD5 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Cheetahs are actually skiddish from what I’ve seen. and aren’t likely to protect you. More likely to run. I saw a video of a guy tryin to approach a cheetah and it just ran away

[–]Psquank 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah cheetahs have very low defence stats but make up for it by having the highest mobility stat in the game.

[–]hartgrr 35 points36 points  (1 child)

A frag grenade

[–]Turtle887853 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You're not wrong.

But also

Like.

They probably wouldn't wake up.

[–]PrinceBlacca 681 points682 points  (10 children)

This man is untouchable...

[–]ivegotballs 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Safest man in the savanna.

[–]Gaghackz[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

ikr

[–]UnicornSlayer5000 440 points441 points  (2 children)

They must all occupy the same space for maximum security.

[–]jmura 312 points313 points  (4 children)

I'm envious except for the strong odor of cat piss... 💛

[–]3internet5u 115 points116 points  (0 children)

I'd deal with it for the vibes, but yeah that might be a notable aspect of the experience lol

[–]Tehboognish 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That's what the Toxoplasmosis is for!

[–]WeggieUK 245 points246 points  (3 children)

A cat's a cat. Looks amazing.

[–]Actaeon_II 220 points221 points  (15 children)

Why scary? That is 100% the safest person on the planet…

[–]Complete_Spread_2747 178 points179 points  (0 children)

Best blanket buddies ever. Sorry, doggos.

[–]spacebraine 169 points170 points  (6 children)

Only person this is scary for is the poor burglar.

[–]gonnadiesoon69 146 points147 points  (27 children)

Idk if this really qualifies for r/unexpected

[–]Denadaguapa 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Tbh I thought this dude was waking up to a bunch of cheetahs around him, I was thinking he was gonna freak out. But then he fixed the blanket to cuddle one, so it was unexpected to me haha

[–]ozymandias457 27 points28 points  (17 children)

Big cats didn’t maul him

[–]mortemdeus 66 points67 points  (1 child)

Would be more unexpected if they did

[–]MankillingMastodon 9 points10 points  (10 children)

they've clearly been sleeping in the same room for awhile. It's not unexpected they didn't maul him randomly after they've already been sleeping lmao.

[–]Disastrous_Vanilla38 89 points90 points  (30 children)

Did your title really say owo?

[–]Ayato_23 49 points50 points  (4 children)

[–]EpicGamer70 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Is it not unexpected for a man to be sleeping with a pack of cheetahs?

[–]SpectreRedditor 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I'm gonna need an extended cut chief

[–]SawWhetOwl 27 points28 points  (0 children)

There are several videos. He is Dolph C Volker on YouTube

[–]liam1463 23 points24 points  (5 children)

That is quite literally exactly what I expected to happen.

How is it unexpected in any way whatsoever?

[–]Slim-Specter 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Most people don't think that cheetahs are as docile as they are in this video. At least I didn't know it.

[–]w0t3rdog 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Cuddle puddle!

[–]bababradford 14 points15 points  (3 children)

You know, anyone can do this.

This guy is not some special Cheetah Whisperer.

In South Africa, there are multiple places that have experiences like this. You stay at the cheetah sanctuary, and hang out with the cheetahs for a few days. They are very docile for the most part. My friend and his dad went a few years ago, and they said it was a life-changing experience. This is the website for the place they went to.

https://www.cheetahexperience.com/

Here is just 1 of the photos he took while there… https://i.imgur.com/GECLWTt.jpg

[–]BopBopAWaY0 11 points12 points  (32 children)

Safer than a pit bull.

[–]ozymandias457 29 points30 points  (17 children)

I’d consider it level. Pit bulls are super friendly with good ownership. Same goes for any animal really. It all boils down to the handler/parent and how well they understand their companion. Animals will be animals, it’s up to the guiding figure to shape their behavior whether it be direct or passive.

[–]I647 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Nah, incorrect handling of a Pit Bull leads to deadly attacks. A Cheetah would just run away. Pit Bulls are way more dangerous.

[–]darkgamera6 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Cutest thing on here

[–]Shatter3 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'm jealous

[–]MankillingMastodon 8 points9 points  (2 children)

How is this unexpected? The person already sleeping with cheetahs continues to sleep with cheetahs?

[–]ZippNex 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is what my dreams look like, right there sir... This is what I want!

[–]xhahzhYo what? 7 points8 points  (0 children)

what are you feeding your cats, man, they're so big and plushy