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 Post subject: Re: Impala jumping through a car window to escape cheetahs
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:46 pm 
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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:
I had thought the same... but it's a well known photographer, it seems :hmz:

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Delene check your entrance permit next time you in Kruger,the 1st Rule under General Rules: "No part of your body may protrude from a window or sunroof."

I would like to see the rest of the film sequence where the Impala exits from the opposite door!!


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It's a wonder the people in the back of the car where the impala seemed to jump in, weren't injured, it's quite a big buck to share a back seat with :doh:

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Hi Ken Graham. Thats why I say these people are idiots - or else maybe they can't read, which is a shame!
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It was a very lucky impala though. 8) Not so lucky cheetah.

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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:

Here's the video from which the pictures appear to have come... looks genuine to me, despite the small odds :whistle:

I just hope none of the animals were too hurt by their collisions with vehicles :doh:


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just one question... why the man at the window doesn't move, when the Impala is presumed enter in the car :hmz:

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Hi A-M :yaya:

I think it's just the speed at which everything happens... his concentration seems to be on photographing the cheetah on the road, and so it's only as the video crosses over the car window pillar that he seems to realise something is in his car. Even if he heard the noise you wouldn't expect him to turn immediately - and inside your car probably isn't the first place you're going to look either :lol:

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well, why not... but takes a lot of place, an Impala inside the car... and could disturb a little bit :lol:

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I just wish I had been in the park there to verify the story :roll:

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me too :thumbs_up:
... even the Cheetahs seem to be very disapointed :lol:

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SO's first response was (before the impala hit the car) why is the guy hanging out the car?

Two lessons to be learnt here:

1. Never under estimate a heard of Impala; they're probably not alone, there was a video on Kwela a while back, a couple stopped to watch two Impala rams sort things out, and the next moment a leopard took one them down!! :clap:

2. Don't lean out your car in Kruger.... ever! :naughty:

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Video link updated above as the previous one was taken down :thumbs_up:

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Wow!


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