PICS: Modern day Do-Little gets animals smiling for selfies

Cape Town - What is the key to getting really close to all of the adorable and animals we see on our travels?

Irish traveller, Allan Dixon might just have the answer we have all been waiting for...

This real life Doctor Do-little or St Francis of Assisi incarnate is sharing rare and exciting selfies with kangaroos, ponies, goats, deer and other furry friends smiling happily into the camera lens on his Instagram account! #cheese 

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Dixon explained to Bored Panda that it is not just about creeping up to the animal and snapping a selfie, no.  It often takes “anywhere between five minutes to three hours of being in the animals presence” to get the right shot.

Depending on how safe you make the animal feel, you could walk away with a pretty cool shot (without bites, scratches or a one man pic) - it's all about patience.

He added that followers do not see how messy the job is either - these pictures require lying in the mud, birds pooping on your head and dirt in your nose.

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Dixon's advice for travellers wanting an epic animal selfie: 

1. Be careful not to provoke the animals or frighten it.

2. Gain its trust

3. Remain calm 

4. "Make sure it’s not a crocodile.”

#Ponyheaven

#Camelcrazy

#Tonguesout

#QuokkasSayCHEESE!

#Kangaroocheer

#undertheseaselfie

#Streetselfie

#Happiness

#Featheredfriends

#Outdooradventures

#naynay

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