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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  • sk57
    sk57Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7:30 am
    ouch
    • dooee4
      dooee4Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm
      that would hurt
      • brianThursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:48 am
        asome
        • coolclaire
          coolclaireFriday, March 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm
          HAHAHA COOL!!!!!
          • Hunter GThursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:12 am
            That is the most hilarious vid ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
            • samisoniWednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm
              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
              • jackMonday, March 12, 2012 at 10:18 am
                cool
                • mattTuesday, February 28, 2012 at 6:51 am
                  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.
                  • dfvjdfjdkjTuesday, February 7, 2012 at 8:22 am
                    did the man die?
                    • richardMonday, January 30, 2012 at 6:32 am
                      that kid must hav a hed ake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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