Fearless meerkats like to stand on photographers' heads5/19/2012
Meer-hat Manor? Forgive us the terrible pun, Discovery Channel, but what else can you say about this great footage from the BBC of meerkats standing on the heads of photographers in southern Africa? According to the video, journalists have documented the lives of meerkats for more than 20 years, during which time the animals adapted to their presence. The meerkats usually leave the homo sapiens alone, but occasionally will use them as lookout perches and cooldown spots, like "the shadow of our director's buttocks. There's some substantial shade there," according to the chortling cameraman. We understand his good mood. Around these guys, happiness is super contagious. Like rabies.
Should humans leave the meerkats alone?