With over 12 million views in the last several days, the video’s getting people’s attention. What looks to be the last few seconds of an unsuspecting mans life as a panther sneaks up behind him, turns out to be a nail-biting case of playtime.
The man is actually Eduardo Serio, owner of the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation, so he has experience with working with big cats. Even so, he and his organization have come under fire for how little precautions they take with their animals, not just with themselves, but with visitors as well.
In the end, the panther turns into a giant teddybear (teddypanther?) and playfully nuzzles and licks Serio as he pets the sneaky cat.