He Was Attacked By A Jungle Cat And Barely Lived To Tell The( Adorable) Tale

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“I’ve never had my ear licked before by an ocelot — first time for everything, ” is one of the things that actually came out of Coyote Peterson’s mouth during a real-life encounter with a young jungle cat.

While wandering around in the rainforests of Costa Rica doing things that someone named Coyote Peterson would definitely do, the adventurer and his companion were stopped in their tracks by a newborn ocelot with apparently insatiable bloodlust…or a strong desire to play with some weird-looking animals. Either one.

While picking up wild animals with sharp teeth is never really a good notion, there’s no damage in watching someone else do it, right?


You know what’s especially dumb? Playing with small predators that may have much larger moms lurking nearby. In any case, I’m glad this is a thing that really happened and I’m glad it didn’t happen to me.

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