My heart skipped a beat… possibly more than a few! I could barely breathe. I had just been pounced on by a lion — a 5 month old cub, but still… a LION! Even as young cubs, they are powerful and loaded with potential!
I was fine. There was no harm done. I didn’t even lose my balance, but the whole incident was briefly terrifying - until everyone else found the humor in it and began to laugh. Yeah it was funny, but not not to me, and not at that time.