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You've Got to be Joking by LydiaRhianne You've Got to be Joking by LydiaRhianne
A cheetah at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. She had just finished sprinting after a lure, so she was tired, but purring like crazy - I think she was very appreciative of the large bowl of raw meat she received after her running demonstration! Cat species can either purr or roar, which means lions are unable to purr. Her purr was quite different from that of a typical house-cat and very fun to hear!

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NB-Photo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice portrait!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!  :love:
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NB-Photo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome.
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Chestnutfall Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
The cat is like WTF?
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:laughing:
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Art-By-Anders Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww! :D :giggle: It looks seriously surprised! "Whaaaaaat??? Huuuuh??????" :D
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:laughing: That's what I thought when I saw the photo. :D She was saying something like, "What, no more meat?! How dare you!"
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Art-By-Anders Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes! :D Purring? Cool! :D I have to check it out on Youtube! "Purring cheetah" :D :eager:
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh man, I just did that search and the first video that popped up for me is absolutely adorable.... :love:
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Art-By-Anders Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOUD purring! :D IŽd love to pet one! :) :heart: As long as their belly is full of meat, IŽd be fine! :fear: :D
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I would've loved to as well. The trainer said it's actually illegal to pet one... and also said that their fur is quite wiry, instead of soft like a house-cat. I still wanted to go hug the cheetah and pet her though, especially since the cheetah was licking her trainer like crazy and seemed to want some attention. :D
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Art-By-Anders Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwww! :D :love: What a sweet kitty! :D I think you should pet it the next time! Just pretend to be a bit stupid! :D "Whaaaaat!? YouŽre not allowed to play wrestle the cheetah!??" :O
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:laughing:
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MayLPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot! The sprinting must have been a sight to see!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug: It was really impressive having an animal run past you at 70 mph a few feet away. They told us that cheetahs can go from 0 to 40 mph in three steps - amazing animals!
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MayLPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow :wow: 0 to 40 mph in just three steps!? Really amazing animals!
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dwalldorf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just the right moment. Nice one!
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LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :glomp:
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