You are hereBlogs / WcP.Humor's blog / Tiny vs mighty: hungry African leopard nudges intruder with her nose but mouse keeps chewing on leopard's lunch

Tiny vs mighty: hungry African leopard nudges intruder with her nose but mouse keeps chewing on leopard's lunch


By WcP.Humor - Posted on 22 November 2009

a perturbed Sheena the leopard looks on as a cheeky mouse nibbles her food at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire

mischievous rodent grabbed at scraps of meat thrown into the African Leopard's enclosure

(quote)

This mouse danced with death when it tucked itself into the lunch of a hungry leopard. Like a little child and seemingly unaware of the beast towering over it, the mischievous rodent grabbed at scraps of meat thrown into the African Leopard's enclosure. But instead of pouncing on the tiny intruder, the 12-year-old leopard, called Sheena, appeared to be afraid of the daring mouse and kept her distance. The perturbed leopard looks on as the cheeky mouse nibbles her food. At one stage she tried to nudge the mouse away with her nose, but the determined little guy carried on chewing away until he was full. The extraordinary scene was captured by photography student Casey Gutteridge at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire.

the surprised leopard bent down and sniffed the mouse and flinched a bit like she was scared

mouse just carried on eating the leopard’s lunch like nothing had happened

The 19-year-old, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, who was photographing the leopard for a course project, was astounded by the mouse's behavior. He said: 'I have no idea where the mouse came from - he just appeared in the enclosure after the keeper had dropped in the meat for the leopard. He didn't take any notice of the leopard, just went straight over to the meat and started feeding himself. But the leopard was pretty surprised - she bent down and sniffed the mouse and flinched a bit like she was scared. In the meantime the mouse just carried on eating like nothing had happened, even a gentle shove does not deter the little creature from getting his fill...

Sheena the African leopard batted the mouse a couple of times to try to get it away from her food

determined little mouse took no notice of the leopard and just carried on eating

'It was amazing; even the keeper who had thrown the meat into the enclosure was shocked and said he'd never seen anything like it before.' Project owner Jackie James added: 'It was so funny to see - Sheena batted the mouse a couple of times to try to get it away from her food. But the determined little thing took no notice and just carried on.'

Sheena was brought in to the Santago Rare Leopard Project from a UK zoo when she was just four months old. She is one of 14 big cats in the private collection started by Jackie's late husband Peter in 1989.

(unquote)

Photos courtesy of Casey Gutteridge / Solentnews.biz

Original Source: SonnyRadio.com

its more then amazing. how a monster care the tiny. i really impressed. every thing have sense. Basketball Legends Game

its show that every creature of god have sense and heart.
Run 4 Run 3 unblocked

All we need to know is how to use stuff and when we don't know we need to ask those who know so here i am for you i know how to take suppliments how to train boy like a pro here i am feel free to CONTACT

I need to thank you for your chance for this awesome read!!

I need to thank you for your chance for this awesome read!!

Highly qualified information, useful, thanks.

Great post. I found your website perfect for my needs. Very useful info specifically the last part. Thank you for sharing with us, and we sincerely hope you will continue to update or post other articles
happy wheels

Now get reliance jio phone for free yes now you can get a phone free reliance jio online buy just pay ?1500 which will be refundable.

I was amazed by you. the way you create a website very thorough and good. This is very very impressive. Thank you for sharing hopefully more successful. mcklær

By the way, Thank you for sharing with us, and we sincerely hope you will continue to update or post other articles

Nice article. I am eagerly waiting for your next article. This is more interesting. I would like to say Thanks for sharing this.

This can be really amusing, the mouse is attempting to eat leopards leopard and food is looking to save her food. It is like Jerry story and a tom.
ow!! That's a really cute minute. It's a fantastic picture. Affection and the love between creatures is amazing. If person had this kindness within their heart, I wish.

Its really amazing but that is also the example of love among both of them .

With the coordinators booking an extensive variety of acts, from fly to shake, and techno to society, its diversity has since a long time ago been something the coordinators are glad for, and that the fans are pulled in to. Basically, there's something for everybody. I wrote a thesis help for someone on this festival, it was nice experience for me - considering I got the awareness as well. The phenomenal Scottish group truly make things noteworthy, with a clear anything goes party climate that’s wild additionally benevolent, making an intriguing blend.

Simply want to say your article is as surprising.
The clearness for your put up is simply nice and that
i could think you are knowledgeable in this subject.
Fine along with your permission allow me to seize your feed to stay up
to date with drawing close post. Thank you

You're so interesting! I do not think I have read
through something like that before. So wonderful to discover
somebody with a few unique thoughts on this subject matter.
Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This site is something that is required on the internet, someone with a little originality!

This is first time that I visit here. This is a site great enlightening blogs good user boundary clean and pleasant. I will be back soon, thanks for the great blog.

Great picture. I like everything here.

Its really amazing but that is also the example of love among both of them .

Those pictures are really fascinating to watch. I can see the defenseless in leopard eyes with the brave attack of tiny mouse on the food of leopard. Leopard is kind enough to allow his tiny guest to share her meal. The photography was superb with great timing. The articles were written in a funny way.

Must appreciate the timing of the photographer who captured the most amazing moments between the leopard and the mouse. This is so funny, the mouse is trying to eat leopards food and leopard is trying to save her food. It's like a tom and Jerry tale.

Its interesting to read but afraid to watch.

This photography of Casey Gutteridge is of excellent quality. The pictures has good resolutions in it which able to show every thing clearly about leopard and mouse. The author wrote the article in very funny way and plays between leopard and mouse which is eating the meal of leopard in front of him without caring about the leopard.

Wow!! That is really a cute moment. It is an amazing photograph. The love and affection between animals is unbelievable. I wish if human had this kindness in their heart. Thanks a lot for sharing this interesting, inspiring and touching article.

A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do think that you ought to write more about this subject matter, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people do not discuss such topics. To the next! Many thanks!!

Thanks for sharing

it says the leopard has been raised in captivity, so i don't think the leopard has ever had to kill, for food.
thus, the leopard may have lost even the tendency to kill

Not so sure that's what's going on here. My house cats have never had to hunt for food, but they both kill mice whenever they can.

My house cats have been raised in captivity, and have NEVER had to hunt. However when they see a rodent they remember how to hunt....Sometimes animals just make unusual friends

Leopards don't hunt mice, they hunt pretty large animals, so I doubt it would have even crossed its mind to waste energy attacking such a pointless morsel. House cats wouldn't hunt an antelope either lol.

Also Leopards aren't generally born in places with mice running round, so I'm unsure whether mice would be recognised as prey in the first place.

I doubt very much that they've 'made friends' as people keep saying, though, a nudge is not a nuzzle!

Maybe the mouse was sick. There is a disease that rats sometimes get that cause them to run TOWARDS a predator that they are normally afraid of (e.g., cat, etc.) It is postulated that the virus(?) is causing the brain-sickened rat to become prey in order for the virus to propagate (move into another host, in this case, a cat...) At any rate, this is unusual behavior but not anything 'mystical.' I wouldn't read too much into this other than strangeness but there is an explanation...

agree.

What you're talking about is toxoplasma, which makes rats attracted to the scent of cat pee. I believe it is a parasite, and if you've ever owned a cat and done little box duty, chances are you have it too.

The parasite doesn't affect humans though.

Toxoplasmosis infects a portion of the population, and though you may live life normally unaware of your infection it is not necessarily safe either. Research is being done to understand how toxoplasmosis affects the human body, specifically the nervous system (ex. schizophrenia). Most notably, pregnant women (or rather their fetus) are at the most risk. Sometimes even ending in still births. In all respects, we are finding that parasites, viruses, and bacterial infections can have detrimental effects on a developing child's nervous system and well being.

Dude. It's sweet. Just go with it. Don't need to explain everything.

:D totally man, it's amazing no matter what the reason

This is a touching moment)) Was he seeing it for the first time? And just was curious what it was? Or he just wanted the mouse to stuff herself with meat?)) (just joking))
I like the pictures! 9 out of 10!

I can understand most people don't have any emotional attachment to their best friends, but some friends actually value their best friend. They know the important of such person in their life. These pictures are just awesome, 10 out of 10!

I personally have also one person who I can call myself best friends. We help each other in almost everything, discuss our issues etc. We even supported each other in semester's exams, thesis writers etc.

Its very cool... That is the real essence of friendship. Even though they are different in ways but they make still friends.. Mouse is Stronger than Sheena. lol..

The only problem with stories like this is that people humanize them too much. In a lot of these cases of predator "befriending" prey the predator will eventually turn on the other animal. The most likely situation for this photo is that the cat prefers the meat chunks to the mouse and if it was hungry and the meat chunks weren't there it would definitely kill the mouse.

"The only problem with stories like this is that people humanize them too much. In a lot of these cases of predator "befriending" prey the predator will eventually turn on the other animal. The most likely situation for this photo is that the cat prefers the meat chunks to the mouse and if it was hungry and the meat chunks weren't there it would definitely kill the mouse."

Totally Agreed with you Well.. Happy Fathers Day

Those pictures are really fascinating to watch.

Hello admin,
This is Ayesha Saleem. I have read this article and i have seen that you have very good knowledge of football game. I appreciate you for this and i also bookmarked your blog. ultrasound 8 weeks 2 days Well, i am searching for some information regarding ultrasound 8 weeks 2 days.

I really enjoyed reading your article. I found this as an informative and interesting post, so I think it is very useful and knowledgeable.
Bangalore Call Girls

That is really nice to read something like that

Contact Us

Contact Us

RSS feed

Subscribe to WcP Blog RSS feed

Twitter

WcP Blog on Twitter

Facebook

WcP Blog on Facebook

Paper.li

WcP Blog on Paper.li

Pinterest

WcP Blog on Pinterest


Browse other gifts from Zazzle.

Custom Search



Apple iBookstore









Inspirational Quote Posters

Amazon Kindle Books

Random image

Poem in Art: I love the stillness of the wood... - Lewis Carroll

Poll

Search the Web

Custom Search

Archive Calendar

November 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930

Featured Videos

Latest Quote

Before man to blow to right
The wind once blew itself untaught,
And did its loudest day and night
In any rough place where it caught.

Man came to tell it what was wrong:
It hadn't found the place to blow;
It blew too hard - the aim was song.
And listen - how it ought to go!

He took a little in his mouth,
And held it long enough for north
To be converted into south,
And then by measure blew it forth.

By measure. It was word and note,
The wind the wind had meant to be -
A little through the lips and throat.
The aim was song - the wind could see.

— Robert Frost

Recent comments

Reader Reviews

  • "Very good and creative website, graphics are wonderful." - Ricky (October 7, 2017)
  • "This is absolutely fantastic photography. I recommended to lovers of photography." - Christina (June 30, 2017)
  • "Your website seems to have precious gemstones on the subject of penning." - Bryce (March 29, 2017)
  • "Your articles are constantly awesome. You compose with exactness and your data is constantly precise. What's more, those two things make an article go from great to awesome! Continue distributing more extraordinary articles." - Ayesha (March 19, 2017)
  • "You are doing an amazing job." - Jake (January 4, 2017)
  • "I am an anthropology student and this site has helped me a lot to know more about the various cultures across the world. This is the reason I visit the site so often. Keep on sharing more and more posts like this. Thank you." - Anonymous (April 3, 2016)
  • "Your site is valuable. Appreciative for sharing! Awe inspiring Blog!" - Anonymous (March 16, 2016)
  • "This blog is the book which has feelings for around their lives. Will you produce intense addons." - Anonymous (January 26, 2016)
  • "Interesting quote. I have gone through different posts in this website. I could see different themed quotes and interesting posts here. I am much impressed with this website. Keep up the good work and keep sharing interesting stuff." - Howard (January 25, 2016)
  • "I was so impressed by it I felt I would reach out to you to say thank you. Great work...that's one great blog you've got there!" - Kayla (January 8, 2016)
  • "This is incredible. Finally something new. I was reading comics the whole time. This is the real fact, which I do not think anyone else has such a well written and updated blog like yours." - Zach (January 7, 2016)
  • "The Superbly defined stuff of reading, you constructed a masterpiece with your magical mind. Your writing skills are simply awesome. Great work!" - Katie (December 28, 2015)
  • "This really shows that you can still find folks that care about the things they post online. I really liked browsing the comments." - Myles (December 23, 2015)
  • "Yes i agree with the above poem that window is the world so far i have come across. Every thing comes from it. You have written in a very poetic way. Looking forward for more poems from this." - Anonymous (December 11, 2015)
  • "Every last tip of your post is incredible. You're really great to share. Keep blogging..." - Anonymous (December 8, 2015)
  • "I always take pleasure in your articles. You have a gift for discussing such stirring topics in ingenious yet amusing ways. Your posts help us realize that our troubles are typical, and we can solve them in ready to lend a hand ways..." - Angela (October 05, 2015)
  • "We all appreciate the power of words you always provide!" - Anonymous (October 05, 2015)
  • "So poetic..." - Anonymous (September 15, 2015)
  • "The method for composing is phenomenal furthermore the substance is first class. A debt of gratitude is in order for that knowledge you give the perusers!" - Anonymous (July 23, 2015)
  • "Your configuration, man...too astonishing! I cant hold up to peruse what you've got next.Thanks for your superb posting!" - Anonymous (July 16, 2015)
  • "I found myself starring at these photos. I cannot believe that I haven't seen them before, taking into account that I am mesmerized by sea and ocean as one can be by forces of nature. Thank you so much for putting them out here, because even though they were posted by such a giant as National Geographic, I still have missed them. Well, “dazed” is the exact word that describes the feeling that I felt when I first set my eyes in these photos." - Anonymous (July 14, 2015)
  • "I will check your different articles without further ado. Continuously so fascinating to visit your site. Thank you for sharing, this will help me such a great amount in my learning." - Anonymous (July 10, 2015)
  • "Extraordinary stuff, just basically astonishing! Keep it up in future. I am truly inspired by this site!" - Anonymous (July 3, 2015)
  • "I was reading your post since 2012 and you are writing so much outstanding ideas I must say you are a talented person." - William (June 29, 2015)
  • "I have never seen such amazing thoughts displayed in composing. Your author has an extremely one of a kind method for exhibiting data so as to catch the peruser's consideration." - Anonymous (June 27, 2015)
  • "Mind boggling posting! I really like the way you are sharing the exceptional tackle this subject." - Anonymous (June 25, 2015)
  • "I unquestionably appreciated all of it and I have you bookmarked your site to look at the new stuff you post in the future." - Anonymous (June 13, 2015)
  • "I was very thrilled to find this website. This is really interesting and I have recommended this site for my friends also. I had a fantastic read from this blog." - Anonymous (June 2, 2015)
  • ""The exposition seeks to discover a haven inside character and communicate gratitude for life during its peaceful and thoughtful vibe." - Micheal (May 19, 2015)
  • "Fantastic Blog! I might want to thank for the efforts you have made in writing this post." - James (May 15, 2015)
  • "You are a good photographer your photography is good you click very nice shots which are very attractive and beautiful keep it up." - Ashlyn (May 5, 2015)
  • "Amazing! Great post! Wonderful pictures and well written article!" - Anonymous (March 10, 2015)
  • "Certainly worthwhile content! This is an excellent reference to spent time and gets authentic observation by reading." - Anonymous (February 12, 2015)
  • "Certainly exceptional blog! It is so wonderful content and acceptable with a clear concept. Thanks much!" - Lisa (January 13, 2015)
  • "Photography is my passion and like to learn something new about it. From your blog i have learned many things and i loved to read it thanks for sharing such a useful post" - Anonymous (January 1, 2015)
  • "Magnificent web blog! This is your superb consideration and appreciate your notion with this matter. Thanks a lot for sharing!" - Lisa (December 20, 2014)
  • "It's an extraordinary joy perusing your post. It's loaded with data I am searching for and I want to post a remark that the substance of your post is wonderful. Thanks! :)" - Lilia (July 31, 2014)
  • "I do not even understand how I finished up right here, but I thought this to be great. I do not recognise who you are however certainly you
    are going to a famous blogger for those who are not already. Cheers!" - Gerald (July 24, 2014)
  • "Your blog is very informative. Also the images in it are beautiful!" - Anonymous (January 8, 2014)
  • "It is tempting to comment because of the amazing content on this blog. I wish I had a blog like this." - Anonymous (December 27, 2013)
  • "Thanks for trying to make the world a better place." - Anonymous (July 16, 2013)
  • "I have added to my favorites. I just found this blog and have high hopes for it to continue. I believe this really is excellent information. Most of men and women will concur with you and I ought to thank you about it. Thanks for sharing." - Anonymous (May 16, 2013)
  • "This is awesome! Your photos are perfectly taken! It captured the decisive moment. I am a fan already." - Sarah (Apr. 15, 2013)
  • "Can I just say what a relief to obtain a person who truly knows what they're talking about on the web. You certainly know easy methods to bring an issue to light and make it critical. Extra individuals must read this and comprehend this side of the story. I can't believe you're not even more well-liked considering that you absolutely have the gift." - Anonymous (Jan. 23, 2013)
  • "I wish to show my thanks to the creator of this blog. Keep contributing a good concepts and strategies. Many people will surely improve their skills by reading blogs like this." - Anonymous (Dec. 25, 2012)
  • "I really like your style but mostly your initiative. The world needs more writers like yourself." - Steve (Jan. 18, 2012)
  • "It must be very rewarding to have a long term project like this and too see the progress being made! Thanks for sharing it." - Mika (Jan. 18, 2012)
  • "This was a very eye opening video. It's made an impact on me. We're so unaware of the things that we do every day can destroy our ecosystem. The statistics are mind blogging especially the fact that 90% of big fish are gone. We need to stop this somehow. I'm going to spread this page to my mutual friends. Thanks for this." - Joseph (Jan. 15, 2012)
  • "I enjoy this blog a lot." - Liz (California, USA; Oct. 17, 2011)
  • "Keep up the good work you're doing." - Casper (Melbourne, Australia)
  • "Thanks for sharing some great content through your blog. It has been a sincere pleasure to read." - Anonymous
  • "Always fresh and fascinating." - Anonymous
  • "Cool bio[mission statement]." - Darin (California, USA)
  • "You have some beautiful images. Love your site!" - Susan (Washington DC, USA)
  • "I love your Blog." - Kate (Ireland)
  • "A great site highlighting many important issues." - Bob (New Zealand; Feb. 20, 2010)
  • "Love the images on this blog..there are some interesting articles about health I noticed...we tend to run a 50/50 risk of a heart attack...I noticed when in the USA recently everyone seemed huge..they ate massive meals...I reckon that is one cause of heart failure...just my opinion..but yeah these articles can be worrying to some folk so just heed the advice...I know I will." - Mick (The Sunshine Coast, Australia; Aug 29, 2009)
  • "Excellent blog." - Bill (Vancouver Island, Canada)
  • "Fantastic blog and educational articles, much enjoy visiting...Thank you!" - Lotus1150 (Alberta, Canada; Aug 28, 2009)
  • "Great site and awesome photos." - David (Washington DC, USA)
  • "I loved your website. Even finding some news about Turkey made me surprised." - Anonymous (Turkey)
  • "Gorgeous site ... the kind of place you could lose yourself for hours (suppose that was intentional?). Also, cartoons, commentary on the events of the times, etc. Great stuff." - Daniel (Nevada, USA; Jan. 03, 2009)
  • "...may your blog, ideas and efforts help many more people." - Anonymous (New Mexico, USA)
  • "Very cool site..." - Anonymous
  • "Amazing site, worth the visit every time... enjoy." - Sam (Saudi Arabia)
  • "Easy to read and well-designed." - Colin (Arizona, USA; Apr. 22, 2009)
  • "Unique mix of news, photos and poetry." - Frasier (Virginia, USA)
  • "Worldculturepictorial.com/blog is an extremely interesting collection of news articles. It calls itself "A Window On the World". The site contains a wide variety of topics, all very informative and pertinent to life in today's world." - Cynthia (Massachusetts, USA; Aug. 07 2008)
  • "Wow. Cool." - Christopher (Melbourne, Australia; Dec. 10 2008)
  • "An interesting way to check out the wonders of our world." - Anthony (Ohio, USA)
  • "Nice site, especially the rss icon." - Daniel (California, USA; Sep 10, 2008)
  • "Good blog - Everything from news to photography. Very informative." - "explicitmemory" (Texas, USA)
  • "Very informative site by prose and picture..." - Jeff (Michigan, USA)