Giraffes with their necks outstretched to get food from the back of a safari vehicle – to a toddler’s delight.
Three-year-old James Musser was ecstatic when a tower of five giraffes pushed their way into the vehicle with heads almost as big as him to steal food.
As the kind giants bent down beneath the roof, James happily gave them leaves to chew on and was close enough to touch them.
At Louisiana’s Global Wildlife Center, James’ mother, Kelly Musser, 29, caught the adorable moment he was bonding with the giraffes on camera.
She booked a personal trip to the wildlife sanctuary with her family, including James and their four-month-old daughter Millie.
“It was a bit strange seeing the giraffes so close, but when they started reaching inside, we couldn’t believe it,” said Kelly, a painter and photographer from Mandeville in Louisiana.
“My son was more delighted than he’d ever been, and my spouse and I were just as thrilled as James. “The giraffes were all over the place. We had four or five heads in the car at once.
I looked down and one of the giraffes had its face inside my daughter’s car seat, eagerly attempting to locate food with its outstretched tongue. Their tongues are enormous!
“We had to hold up its food in front of it to move its head. My daughter was fast asleep, as I’d hoped.” “When I reviewed the pictures I’d managed to capture, I couldn’t contain my excitement.”