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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  • 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!
              • Aiden1/19/2012
                WOW SOMEONE HAD THE WRONG BIKE AND WORE TO BRIGHT COLORS
                • lollypop1/18/2012
                  Very funny
                  • giuseppe1/11/2012
                    i wouldnt like to be run over like that!!!!
                    • heywhatsup1
                      heywhatsup11/11/2012
                      ouch that gona leave a mark

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