Scottish tourists Violet and Archibald D’Mello were visiting the Kragga Kamma Game Park in South Africa last week to celebrate Violet’s 60th birthday. Violet was posing for pictures with a pair of male cheetahs named Mark and Montey when one of the supposedly tame cheetahs clamped his mouth around an eight-year-old girl’s leg.
Violet tried to stop the attack, so the cheetah started mauling her instead.
Then his buddy joined in. They weren’t simply biting her leg or foot, mind you, they were gnawing on her head.
Eventually the Violet played dead and a park ranger chased the cheetahs off of her with a stick.
The husband later said he was so stunned he didn’t realize that he kept taking photos.
I hope Archie is using the money he made selling the photos of his Violet’s mauling to buy her some nice hats.
That was weak, Archie, really weak.
Lead photo by Tambako the Jaguar