Don’t get catty: Hilarious moment mother is made to jump out of the way of playing cheetah cubs
All children can be a bit of a handful at times and these young cheetahs are no different as their boisterous antics left mum ducking for cover.
Captured leap frogging high into the air, the surprised mum was forced to move out of the way after the pair’s play fight became a little too rough.
After watching her offspring from a distance, the mother-of-two decided to approach the pair to put and end to their rough and tumble.
But instead of calming them down, the cheetah ended up strolling into the middle of the mischief, forcing her to leap out of the way.
Taken by South African photographer, David Schoeman, 41, the moment got quite a few laughs from the safari group he was leading at the time.
David said: “When we arrived on the scene, the two sub adult cubs had just started playing.
“The male cub on the ground was the most active one and his sister didn’t seem too impressed by this game.
“The cubs played back and forth for about five minutes while mum observed from the sidelines.
“Eventually, the mother walked over to join her cubs and one of them playfully took a swipe at her.
“Suddenly she leapt up and over her cubs on the ground to avoid being tagged.
“We were only about 20 metres away from the cubs as they played, it was great to watch.”