This curious cat got up close and personal with a tourist while on safari at the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya.
The wild cat, with its razor sharp claws and teeth, sure is one moggy you'd rather not have curling up on your lap.
But, nevertheless, the bold animal hopped into the back seat of a jeep as it drove through the African plains - much to the shock of an Irishman inside.
A curious wild cat got up close and personal with a holidaymaker on safari in Kenya when the animal jumped into the back seat of a jeep
After entering the vehicle, it slowly sauntered over to holidaymaker Mickey McCaldin until it was barely a foot away from his face.
Family friend David Horsey captured the tense standoff between the pair as it looked like the cheetah was going to make himself comfortable on Mickey's lap.
David, 62 from Mombasa, Kenya, said: 'I've been living in Kenya all my life and I've never seen anything like this.
'The cheetah just wasn't scared of getting up close and personal. At first Mickey was really relaxed but I think he was quite concerned it might try and sit in his lap.
'Unlike a domestic cat, you certainly don't want that.'
At first, the cheetah simply looked at Irish tourist Mickey McCaldin curiously, but then it moved closer as if to curl up on his lap
Family friend David Horsey captured the tense standoff between the pair, including the moment that the animal lept into the safari jeep
Making himself comfortable: The cheeky cheetah and his family casually lounged atop the group's Land Cruiser jeep
David captured the pictures on June 12, as the group tracked a well-known family of cheetahs, whose mother is called Malaika.
Having followed them for a couple of days previously, they observed that the family hadn't had a kill for several days.
'As we'd been around for a couple of days, I think they were used to the jeep so the mum jumped on top to get a better view.
Photographer David, 62 from Mombasa, Kenya, said: 'I've been living in Kenya all my life and I've never seen anything like this'
The incredible pictures were taken on June 12, as the group tracked a well-known family of cheetahs, whose mother is called Malaika
The group was a bit nervous after learning that the cheetah family hadn't had a kill for several days and were likely hungry
While at first Mickey was quite relaxed, the group quickly became concerned that the cat may decide to snuggle up next to him
Surprise of their lives! The safari group was comprised of a guide, as well as Mickey, his wife, sister, photographer David and David's wife