Video Of The Week - Antelope Takes Out Racing Cyclist

By Meera Dolasia on October 31, 2011

Grades: 3-8 Word Search

17-year-old mountain biker Evan van der Spuy was zooming across the wilderness near Pietermaritzburg the capital and second largest city of Kwa-Zulu Natal, when he was suddenly knocked off his bike - By an equally fast Red Hartebeest, a species of antelope native to South Africa.

While Evan didn't even know what hit him, Travis Walker witnessed the entire scene as it unfolded and even tried to warn his fellow competitor. The best part is that he caught the whole thing on tape, thanks to a video camera that was affixed to his handlebars. Also, while both human and animal were a little dazed, neither suffered any permanent damage.

The Red Hartebeest is a large antelope, which can weigh up to 330lbs and reach speeds of around 30 miles per hour. And, while they possess an excellent sense of smell and hearing, they are known to have very poor eyesight, which explains the collision.

Resources: guardian.co.uk, washingtonpost.com

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    dooee42/26/2013
    that would hurt
    • brian6/28/2012
      asome
      • coolclaire
        coolclaire3/23/2012
        HAHAHA COOL!!!!!
        • Hunter G3/22/2012
          That is the most hilarious vid ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
          • samisoni3/14/2012
            i am wondering why would the animal hit the guy because where was he going and the animal would see him and not hit him when he is going same where
            • jack3/12/2012
              cool
              • matt2/28/2012
                i am wondering why would the animal hit the guy because where was he going and the amianl would see him and not tire hit him.
                • dfvjdfjdkj2/7/2012
                  did the man die?
                  • richard1/30/2012
                    that kid must hav a hed ake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • MostAmazingTrin1/25/2012
                      ugh so bad!

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