Before we go any further, I just have this to say: this video is really worth it for the first few seconds where you see her get bit (or kissed as the old guy in the safari park gift shop told her), well, okay, you can go a bit further, I suppose, and get your giggles with watching it all slowed down. Personally, I only made it a few seconds into the slowed down replay on the clip – I have no idea what else may lay beyond those moments. You have been warned.
Yes, the latest thing to go viral is footage of a silly girl who got bit on the shoulder by a zebra in a safari park when she sat in the car, holding food in her hand instead of giving food to said zebra.
The zebra reminds me of the time when I was a kid and my parents drove us up to Parkes in Australia, to visit the radio telescope there (you could listen to the stars, which was awesome – but not the celebrity kind, the ones you see in the sky kind), and we stopped to picnic in a park. There were signs saying ‘Don’t Feed The Emus’. Well, I don’t think the emus read, because they just basically ran about the place snatching food from tables, plates, even barbeques.
Actually, the zebras reaction also reminds me of my cat, when he doesn’t get what he wants. He’ll just bite me and then saunter (or is that stalk, I think that was a stalk the zebra did…maybe it was a stalk-saunter, as in, ‘yeah, you better not mess with me, girl!’) off as if his job was done. Like the zebra, my cat doesn’t do this to hurt, maim or draw blood (note from Marvin: That’s what claws are for).
Anyway, this whole video resulted in the girl, Meagan Sweatman, being flown to wherever it is that Today is filmed (this is indeed hard hitting journalism) and then interviewed over it! Yes, I know.
I say point to zebra. What say you?
don’t tease a zebra, or any animal for that matter. These critters are wild, that’s why you’re in a safari park, not a petting zoo, or Zebras R Us. Serious.