Simon King, BBC presenter of Big Cat Diary, was recently attacked by a cheetah. It is a very unusual behaviour for an animal who tends to be easily afraid by large animals like a human.
I am not unhappy that it did not happen to me last time I met a female cheetah:
Photo Marc Wunderlich
Added comment: Now, people start saying that the cheetah must have been rabid. While I understand that it is always a good health security measure to protect the bitten human with shots -just to avoid taking any risks.- why don’t they start assuming that running around a wild carnivorous animal is a weird way to avoid accidents?