Video Of The Week - Antelope Takes Out Racing Cyclist

By Meera Dolasia on October 31, 2011

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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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  • eandsThursday, May 22, 2014 at 5:05 pm
    i dont want to be him
    • ethanMonday, May 5, 2014 at 9:00 am
      that looked like it hurt
      • mike23Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:51 am
        wow
        • thatswazupTuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:31 am
          nice
          • italyana
            italyanaThursday, November 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm
            ow! Is he ok?
            • otter
              otterThursday, October 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm
              ouch!
              • zombielover952Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm
                ouch!
                • 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

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