Video shows man’s close encounter with cheetah during African safari

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A group on safari in Africa got a closer-than-expected look at some cheetahs in the Serengeti.

Britton Hayes was with a group watching three cheetah brothers on the hunt – when one of the cheetahs decided to take a closer look and jumped on the hood of their vehicle, according to KOMO.

While the first cheetah had their attention, a second jumped into the back seat and began sniffing around.

“Alex (my guide) kept me calm and made sure I never made eye contact nor startled the cheetah, allowing the animal to see that it could trust us,” Hayes told KOMO.”

After sniffing around for a bit and licking the seats, the animal finally left.

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