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post #1 of 11 Old 10-12-2011, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-12-2011, 10:10 AM
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WTH is wrong with that antelope that he would hit that guy, nearsighted?

When I first heard about this I was thinking it was an American antelope, <100 lbs. but yea that would hurt. This guy is in Africa and that antelope is probably in the 400+ lb. range by the look of it. Lucky he didn't get seriously injured.

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Damn African antelopes, they just don't look twice

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WTH is wrong with that antelope that he would hit that guy, nearsighted?

When I first heard about this I was thinking it was an American antelope, <100 lbs. but yea that would hurt. This guy is in Africa and that antelope is probably in the 400+ lb. range by the look of it. Lucky he didn't get seriously injured.
From what I read of any stories I could find that went along with this video, they suspect it wasn't an accident but was a territorial thing and was a deliberate attack by the antelope on the guy on the bike. I'm guessing it thought it was another antelope.

Then again, we're talking about a relative of the deer, a species that has survived for who knows how long depending on its eyesight to spot lurking, stalking predators like wolves, coyotes and mountain lions and then its speed and agility to get away from them, yet is the same animal that can't avoid a 40-ton semi lumbering down the Interstate.




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post #5 of 11 Old 10-12-2011, 10:58 AM
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Definitely looks like it is deliberately trying to hit him. That was a huge antelope

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-12-2011, 11:11 AM
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Lucky he didn't get seriously injured.
The news report I saw said the guy's helmet got cracked and he still suffered a concussion and whiplash.
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Could have been worse... could have been a rhino!

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Could have been worse... could have been a rhino!
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post #10 of 11 Old 10-14-2011, 09:37 PM
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That antelope has been waiting its entire life for some moron to come into it's backyard without a rifle. He's lucky the antelope didn't finish him off. Like my dad used to say, "Chews hard, tastes like crap, but they prove that God has a sense of humor."

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