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 Post subject: Impala jumping through a car window to escape cheetahs
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Impala jumping through a car window to escape cheetahs
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That was some jump. But the guy hanging out of the window of the SUV with a camara was taking a chance - he may have been the cheetah's next meal. :naughty:


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not sure if a cheetah could kill a fully grown adult but seriously injure him, yes


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A cheetah could easily kill a human .. Humans cant run very fast and Cheetahs can .. So I wouldn't hang out of a car when the cheetah is in hunting mode !

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female impalas can run faster than humans and would still have a hard time killing a human


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I thought you ment the cheetah killing the Human
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I did - I just don't believe it is very likely that a cheetah can kill a human being...yes, it can outrun us but so what? most predators and a lot of grazers can outrun us but that does not mean all of them are strong enough to kill us...I am not saying it is completely impossible but imho just extremely unlikely, at least I've never heard of a cheetah killing a fully grown human being


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Rather focus on the rarity of a sighting like this, than the person hanging out of the vehicle (that happen all the time...) :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Impala jumping through a car window to escape cheetahs
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Thanks for posting that, Ice :thumbs_up:

I saw the series of pictures in the Star newspaper. I hoped that some one would know how to share it.

If I heard this story around the camp fire, I would most definitely have thought that some one had taken in too much of the amber liquid. :wink:

Can you imagine the tale.

""Ja, there I was with my camera taking a photo of cheetahs chasing an impala and the impala jumped right through this oke's passenger window"". :big_eyes:

Yeah, right, have another doppie Koos. :whistle:

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I found this to be an amazing story! Lion Queen has sent me the link on Friday already, and it was on the Beeld's front page yesterday! A fantastic story and experience! :D

I'm not going to get involved in the argument whether a Cheetah can kill a human or not! Even a dog can kill a human, and I will not go near a hungry Cheetah! :shock:

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That idiot hanging out of the window must have got one HUGE fright when impi landed at his feet. I for one would've paid money to see his face :lol: :lol:

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A unique sighting and agree with Zapman about focusing on the actual sighting.

I saw this on article on Friday but decided against posting it because of the guy leaning out of the window simply because so many of you would focus on him and not the rarity of the sighting.


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Never mind the idiot hanging out the window, what about the safari vehicle. It is not even on a road :hmz: :naughty:
Wonder where that was taken, hopefully not in Kruger :naughty:
A very unusual sighting indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: Impala jumping through a car window to escape cheetahs
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According to "Die Burger" dated Saturday 6th July it was taken in the Kruger near to Nkulu, and I am sorry but although it was a rare and wonderful sighting I will focus on the idiot hanging out the window, and all the idiots that hang out of windows when the rules state that they must not do it.


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 Post subject: Re: Impala jumping through a car window to escape cheetahs
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Are you all sure that this is true? Such a nice sequence of photos except for the photo showing the impala exiting the vehicle through the opened door?

mmmmm, I smell a rat. :hmz:


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