Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Snack Or A Playmate...!


It's been a while since we've had a true "feel good" story on here.

I figured that today, if you don't mind, I'd put one on here...complete with pictures.

We all need a touch of something like this from time to time, and I'm no different! This is really more for me than anything else, because I was starting to get a little down on things in general.

You know how it is. Every so often, we just seem to hit a wall and start getting a little disappointed in things in general. I was getting that way, and this is an attempt to head that off at the pass, if you know what I mean!

Any way, I hope you enjoy this!

Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures on safari in Kenya 's Masai Mara in October last year, said he was astounded by what he saw:

"These three cheetah brothers have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old,' he said. 'On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. 'At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily'".

These extraordinary scenes followed.






This was the lucky day for the youngster. Instead of becoming dinner, he just made three new friends! We all need a day like this, where we go from being a small snack...to being a new friend ! Don't you think?

Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit outside before it gets too hot!

14 comments:

Ken said...

...yep,"Friend",until later...in the center pic he's tasting him already...lol

HermitJim said...

Hey Ken...
Guess we could just call the "tasting" of the small one as an animal Prepper! Wants to remember what he taste like, so he can be sure to lay claim later!

Hey, thanks for coming by today!

WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

Dontcha know that little impala will be a veritable LEGEND among his herdmates! LOL

Sweet story, HJ. Always nice to see a happy ending!

Ben in Texas said...

Got to agree with ya Jim,, they just tasting it and marking for later.

Momlady said...

Incredible photos! The cats probably realized that the little fella wasn't big enough to feed all three of them.....yet.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Mother Nature is always ready to amaze us, pity we didn't let her do it more often.

AV

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One
That is so sweet. The fact that they are male is even more amazing, a female would have that natural mother instint. Truely amazing pictures too.
Pass the pot please.

Dizzy-Dick said...

HJ, you said above "Every so often, we just seem to hit a wall". Well, do you know what the fish said when he hit a cement wall? - "Dam"

Very rare photoes. The photographer was really lucky.

HermitJim said...

Hey WWRWH...
You know that they have probably already written him off as gone!

Imagine the surprise of the herd when he comes trotting back!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Ben...
Amazing how Nature is slow to kill just for the sake of killing!

To bad we humans can't learn from that!But then, most of our kind are slow learners!

Thanks for coming by today, buddy!


Hey Momlady...
I sure am glad to see you again, my friend! Hope you are back in the swing again after the cruise!

Thank you for coming by today!


Hey AV...
That is so true, my friend! That is so true!

Thanks for the visit this morning!


Hey JoJo...
Pretty lucky youngster, I would say! Wonder if he will remember this encounter in later years?

Nature is pretty remarkable sometimes!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!


Hey Dizzy...
I read that saying somewhere! Makes sense to me!

I appreciate you coming by today, buddy!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

Pickdog
III

HermitJim said...

Hey Pickdog...
It is, isn't it? You just have to love a story like this from time to time!

Hey, thanks for coming by today!

Marjie said...

That is a really nice story, with some amazing pictures to go with it. Thanks, Jim!

HermitJim said...

Hey Marjie...
Nice to see one that doesn't end with another picture of death, but instead a continuation of life.

Many thanks for coming by today!

Tatersmama said...

What a story to finish my week off! Very heartwarming, but I'll keep a rein on my imagination, okay?!