A hilarious video captured the moment a tourist got a nasty shock after he stood too close to a King’s Guard horse while on a day out in London.
The clip, posted on Facebook on Christmas Day, shows two tourists posing for a photo with the black steed at the Horse Guards Parade near St James’s Park.
The horse seemed calm at first at the Horse Guards Parade near St James’s Park.
The two tourists put their arms around each other as they pose with a cheesy grin for the camera next to the royal mount.
But the horse suddenly notices the couple standing close by and quickly ducks its head to give the unsuspecting man a quick nip.
The cheeky beast manages to sink its teeth into the man’s black puffer-jacket for a fraction of a second before he yelps and jumps away in fright.
The watching crowd erupts into laughter and even the guard, famous for keeping a straight face, can’t resist a smirk before return to duty as normal.
The King’s Life Guard is conducted by soldiers of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Horse Guards.
Reacting to the hilarious video clip on Facebook, users reacted with amusement to the video. Alison Clark said: ‘Brilliant. Gorgeous horse!! Must have thought there were treats hidden.’
Another user commented: ‘Absolutely brilliant what a team well done,’ and Alan Pickering simply joked ‘hungry horse’.