Video Of The Week - Antelope Takes Out Racing Cyclist

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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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321 Comments
  • bobWednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:55 pm
    sick
    • Tysaun Brodie oWednesday, September 14, 2016 at 1:37 pm
      Wow now did a abalone come
      • Soccerperson101Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 4:21 pm
        Ouch that looked like that hurt.
        • country111
          country111Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm
          its funny in slow mochine
          • know yourself Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:36 am
            tht had to hurt
            • 123123133123123Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:08 pm
              That looked like it hurt.
              • wildizy
                wildizyTuesday, April 21, 2015 at 9:29 am
                oh i feel sooo bad for him he probly lost too!
                • bestbaker7
                  bestbaker7Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:41 pm
                  wow =D
                  • laneThursday, October 16, 2014 at 8:17 am
                    lucky him
                    • like a bossFriday, September 5, 2014 at 6:49 am
                      lucky him