There Are A Lot Of Things That Want To Eat These Meerkats. Which Is Why They Adopted Human Technology.

If you are small and are making your living in Africa’s savannas, there are a lot of things that want to eat you, which is why you need to be resourceful. Well, as U.K.-based photographer Will Burrard-Lucas has discovered, a bunch of cute little creatures have found his body, of all things, to be a nice little lookout posts. The top of Burrard-Lucas’s head seems to be the choicest perch, but failing that, these little guys would take anything on offer, really.

Oh, and they do take full advantage of the photographer’s cameras, when given the chance, to scan the area for things that could mean harm (see #4). And given their size, that could mean pretty much anything that walks, crawls, creeps or flies. Amazingly resourceful little beasts! Come to think of it, lions and hyenas should thank Burrard-Lucas that he didn’t bring any guns with him…

1. Surveying the area.

Surveying the area.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

2. Posing for a shot.

Posing for a shot.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

3. That camera really does make a great outlook post.

That camera does really come in handy.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

4. Get out of the way, little sister, I’m scanning for predators here.

Get out of the way, little sister, I'm scanning for predators here.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

5. And here is how surveillance was being done before the meerkats adopted Burrard-Lucas’s technology.

How surveillance was done before the meerkats adopted Burrard-Lucas's technology.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

How surveillance was done before the meerkats adopted Burrard-Lucas's technology.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

How surveillance was done before the meerkats adopted Burrard-Lucas's technology.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

How surveillance was done before the meerkats adopted Burrard-Lucas's technology.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

How surveillance was done before the meerkats adopted Burrard-Lucas's technology.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

How surveillance was done before the meerkats adopted Burrard-Lucas's technology.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

How surveillance was done before the meerkats adopted Burrard-Lucas's technology.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

How surveillance was done before the meerkats adopted Burrard-Lucas's technology.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

6. You’re never too young to reconnoiter the savanna.

You're never too young to reconnoiter the savanna.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

You're never too young to reconnoiter the savanna.

Image credit: Will Burrard-Lucas.

And here is a nice little video the photographer shot for his little friends.

There can be no question that Burrard-Lucas’ meerkats will go far in their patch of savanna. Share these cute little technology lovers with your friends below and make their day.