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 Post subject: Re: Impala jumping through a car window to escape cheetahs
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:18 pm 
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I would love to know how and when they let the Impala out of the car!!!

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This has had a lot of media coverage but our guy leaning out of the window is breaking a rule - he should be fined


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 Post subject: Re: Impala jumping through a car window to escape cheetahs
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I would love to know how it would fit into Any seat.

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This has had a lot of media coverage but our guy leaning out of the window is breaking a rule - he should be fined


As much as this is a incredibly rare event it doesn't excuse the guy hanging out the window and what surprises me is that SANParks is giving this a lot of media coverage on facebook and else where. For a video showing clear rule breaking this is very odd.
I would like a response form SANParks as to why they are using videos of rule breaking to advertise the park without any comment to it.

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I would like a response form SANParks as to why they are using videos of rule breaking to advertise the park without any comment to it.
you are right... and maybe for something very strange :?

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At the momemt even the authenticity of the video needs to be proved. Might be hard to comment on a questionable space.

I would really love to believe this, but I am beginning to have doubts.

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how an Impala can enter into a car... without hurting passengers... and hurting itself :?

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The car door was closed so the impala had to jump through the window, now lets say it was possible to do so without injuring itself, what happened to the person who was hanging out of the other window, how did he get out of the way so the impala could exit through the other door.An impala is not a small buck, I can't imagine how they got out of each others way without causing some injury :hmz: :hmz:

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My guess is that it never actually entered the car and nobody actually opened the door so that it could get out. Probably a rumour that was started and now it's told as truth. From the video it is obvious that it jumped into the vehicle. Either it just hit the car or worst case broke the window, went in with it's upper body and fell back out again. Whatever happened it's still an awesome video and how cool is it to see all those impalas crossing the road at speed! :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Impala jumping through a car window to escape cheetahs
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What an incredible video!I just love those impalas at full speed crossing the road.The video stops just after the impala jumpd through the window.I assume everyone got a shock and probably stopped recording as well.The guy is out of the window which is unacceptable, but this is probably the first time something like this has ever happened in KNP and you cannot blame SANPARKS for putting something like this public.I think we as humans get very emotional, but we forget to enjoy the moment.Enjoy the video, focus on the beauty of the cheetahs
and the impalas ignore the guy in the car and you will live longer :)

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. :hmz: we can't ignore the guy... too many people break the rules... and here with 2 (two) Cheetahs in hunt mode :shock:

stay a strange video :lol:

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Would have loved to see it. We were around the Letaba area that same weekend.

And I don't see the photo in the Kruger Hall of Shame.

We also saw a red Jetta (on 28/6) stop about ~5kms in from Phalaborwa, pop the trunk get something, close it and drive off. My guess is that they were taking out alcohol.

Unfortunately we were entering the park and were already on our 3rd group of Warthogs and I did not think clearly to take a picture as the vehicle passed us.

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 Post subject: Re: Impala jumping through a car window to escape cheetahs
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Pity the video stopped at that particular moment. I have my doubts too but I may be wrong. An impala leaping into a car at speed will be total chaos, injury to itself and passengers more than likely as well as damage inside the car in the struggle to get out!


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