Skip to comments.Deer 'Fakes Death' To Escape Cheetah And A Hyena: Video
Posted on 08/28/2009 9:19:32 PM PDT by Steelfish
Deer 'fakes death' to escape cheetah and a hyena: video
A deer "fakes its own death" to escape being eaten by a cheetah and a hyena, in an inspiring nature video that is fast becoming an online hit.
28 Aug 2009
The prone deer looks certain to become dinner for one of the vying predators, but exploits their battle to sprint to freedom after "convincing" them that its life is ebbing. The clip begins with footage of the cheetah gnawing the leg of its fallen prey in preparation for an expected feast.
But his banquet is disturbed by the arrival of a hyena that runs in from the wilderness, scaring the cheetah away and claiming the deer as its own. It begins to bite into the animal's belly, with the lifeless deer offering no resistance.
Certain that his main course is going nowhere, the hyena dashes towards the loitering cheetah to ensure that it does not have to share its dinner. But as the two animals tussle, the deer seizes its chance, springing to its feet and speeding into the safety of the undergrowth.
The provenance and location of the footage are not certain, but the deer's lucky escape has been enchanting thousands of web users since it was posted on LiveLeak, the video-sharing website on Friday.
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That deer must have been unconscious. It was being bitten pretty hard to fake death. I think it awoke just at the right time to get away. Fascinating video, nevertheless.
I think your analysis is spot-on. It was a case of sudden shock and trepidation.
The Hyena’s buddies are all laughing..........
I know predators gotta eat, but I hate to see something being ripped opened alive. At least the big kitties usually cut off the blood flow to the brain before they start chowing down.
Before the attack started, the deer also kicked the button on its personal defense radio which then played the song “Born Free.” The deer had previously alerted the local liberal news station on where the attack was likely to happen so they could have cameras in place to film the surprise attack. The deer, of course, had previously been a registered Republican, but had realized the error of its ways and had become a Dimocrat. The deer’s name, if you care, was Bambi Kennedy. The predator’s name was Meanie Cheney.
Maybe it awoke out of shock.
I like it when the underdog wins.
Deer, zebras, rabbits are endearing creatures and should not be ripped apart. Hyenas, yes!
I just love when journalists show that they know nothing about what they are writing about. Where would you find a deer, a hyena, and a cheetah in a three mile radius of each other? Only a zoo, that is an impala, not a deer.
We have animal experts too in FReeeper- Gooooood!
Reminds me of my x-wife.
It wasn't a very fair fight. He was up against a cheetah.
Poor deer. Too bad he didn’t impala the life outa the cheetah.
I guess that old adage is true after all— “Cheetahs never prosper.”