Programming on the t.v. at 1am is usually rather dull. But occasionally, I come across something that is so amazing, it restores my faith in the world. No, it wasn't the newest exercise craze called the zoombatapoutnordic 5000. It was Animal Planet's Big Cat Diaries. These teams follow and document majestic species such as cheetah, lions, and leopards.
They are amazing animals, and their cubs are flipping adorable. But sometimes, these crews get in the way of the natural happenings. Poor cheetah mom had been unsuccessful the day before in catching some food for her cubs. So on this day, she found a lone gazelle, and she was stalking it like a pro. But right before the cheetah was in striking distance, something spooked the gazelle, and it took off in a flash. Of course the cheetah took off after it, and the camera panned out to show the chase. In the back ground I noticed about 3 big SUV's lined up. They were probably for the crew, and a few spotters. But they were parked in the way of the gazelle and cheetah. These obstructions clearly distracted the cheetah, and she missed her chance. The host was commenting on how tired the cheetah momma looked, and how the cubs might go without food again. As he's blathering on about the obvious, the cheetah comes over to the hosts vehicle, and jumps on top. These fools have two huge open sun roofs, and this hungry, and pissed off cheetah was within easy striking distance! Omgwtf scary!!
The cheetah vary carefully and gracefully positioned herself over the host's head, and proceeded to take a huge dump on him. It was outstanding! I wanted to jump out of bed and cheer! It's hands down the best thing I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. Since I'm blogging from my phone, and I can't embed the video, but it's on YouTube. Search big cat diaries cheetah poops. Bask in the awesomeness!