The extraordinary scene was captured by photography student Casey Gutteridge at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire. The 19-year-old, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, who was photographing the leopard for a course project, was astounded By the mouse's behaviour.
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.
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. The African Leopard can be found in the continent's forests, grasslands, savannas, and rain forests.
.........So the mouse continued to eat the leopard's lunch and show the leopard who was boss.....
Just proves no one can push you around without your permission.
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL LESSON IN LIFE AND LONGEVITY.
Be nice to others because...
Time WILL make a difference!
Scout & Frejya @ lovingforaliving.blogspot.com/
Mommy talked to Scout's Mom, Miss Mimi today and he is good!! The Vet did X-rays and found that the lump was cartilage that has been there since Scout's surgery a year ago in February. It hasn't gotten any bigger than it was before and the Vet said since it hadn't changed in over a year it wasn't cancer. Since it doesn't appear to be bothering him, they are just to leave it alone. Miss Mimi is so thankful everything is OK but wonders why he never told her about this cartilage before. It would have saved her a lot of anguish.
The news is not good for my Baby Koya, so please keep her in your thoughts & prayers.
PS....BEAUTY IS EVRYWHERE, IF WE JUST STOP LONG ENOUGH TO SEE IT....