NEVER Turn Your Back on Big Cats!

Turning your back on cats like those is essentially saying, “Go ahead, dig into my tasty belly!”

However, not all large cats are similarly dangerous. Cheetahs like to chase down their prey, so actually exposing your neck poses much less of a threat. Adult humans are often much too large for them, and they are not their primary prey; fatalities are exceedingly rare.

Turning your back on a tame cheetah isn’t a big deal, but a puma is a different story; you’d usually be dinner.