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Mountain Biker Taken Out By Buck - Wow

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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 01:36 PM

"Holy cow?" More like holy buck batman!

Ouch, that hartebeest took that dude out man, and you can hear the painful result. Is this a territorial thing or a buck in rut proposition?

The mountain biker in this video above was not so lucky.

According to the YouTube link, Evan van der Spuy of Team Jeep South Africa was racing at Albert Falls Dam when a huge red hartebeest -- a type of antelope -- literally bowled him over. His teammate just happened to be riding behind him with a video camera on his handlebars.

NEWS: Extreme-sport Filmmaking Gets More Epic

Commentary on the accident by the news site RightThisMinute explains that these animals weigh an average of 330 pounds. They can run as fast as 40 miles per hour. Luckily, van der Spuy walked away with just a bit of whiplash.

The crash is painful to watch, and the rider's moans are painful to listen to. But the video offers some important public health messages: Always wear a helmet on your bike. And when you're out biking, running or hiking, keep an eye out for wild animals. They really are wild.


posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 01:38 PM
There is literally already a topic on this in "New Topics" when you click on it.
edit on 12-10-2011 by TheWorldSpins because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 01:38 PM
reply to post by speculativeoptimist

Saw this on AOTS yesterday. Crazy vid but would have been crazier if the Buck was some sort of predator

posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 01:40 PM
reply to post by TheWorldSpins

DOH! Dang synchronicity! Did a search and nothing came up, my bad.
330 pounds at 40 mph, whew!
Mods close please, thanks.

edit on 12-10-2011 by speculativeoptimist because: (no reason given)

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