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Hunter becomes the hunted as warthog turns the dinner tables on fast-moving cheetah
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5 Dec 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 12/05/2011 1:02:19 PM PST by smokingfrog

This is the incredible moment a fearless warthog gave a new meaning to the term fast food - by dramatically cheating a cheetah who wanted it for dinner.

The warthog was minding its own business in the Tshukudu Private Game Reserve in South Africa, blissfully unaware that it was being stalked by a hungry predator.

The cheetah is the fastest-moving animal in the world and, when it sets its sights on something to eat, the usual outcome is not good for the prey.

But, combining a never-say-die survival instinct with stunning bravery, the warthog performed a quick U-turn and charged towards the baffled cheetah.

A warthog's thick skull and sharp tusks could do life-threatening damage, and the cheetah seemed well aware of the danger - bringing its charge to an abrupt halt and bolting in the opposite direction.

The spectacular shots were captured by wildlife photographer Stu Porter, 36, who couldn't believe his eyes as the extraordinary episode unfolded.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: cheetah
Photos at link.


1 posted on 12/05/2011 1:02:24 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
Is that warthog on any ballots here in America? He would certainly improve the body politic if he would consider a lesser profession than of that he is currently employed.

A new breed of "Freshmen Hogs"

2 posted on 12/05/2011 1:06:30 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: smokingfrog

Chester Cheetah vs. Pumba! Place your bets!


3 posted on 12/05/2011 1:09:24 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: blackdog

WONDER WARTHOG!
-—I am so glad I was the first to say it.


4 posted on 12/05/2011 1:10:15 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: smokingfrog

Here kitty, kitty..


5 posted on 12/05/2011 1:12:15 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: smokingfrog
He had air support overhead


6 posted on 12/05/2011 1:14:33 PM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: smokingfrog

Wooooo! Pigs! Soooieee!....wait....wrong thread....


7 posted on 12/05/2011 1:15:55 PM PST by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: smokingfrog

I watched a documentary how cheetahs are usually underdog and back down from most other preditors and large omnivores. Yeah, they’re fast. But they are often alone and don’t screw with large packs or big, bulky, warthogs. Even lions don’t usually screw with warthogs. In the video I saw, the cheetah backed down from a loan babboon. They usually stick to the smaller grazing animals or atleast that is what the documentary discussed


8 posted on 12/05/2011 1:17:50 PM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: supremedoctrine
But I thought Sigorney Weaver tells us when our time is up in the order of things. I had no idea we could refuse a greater authority in need of resources?

My hero, the Warthog.

9 posted on 12/05/2011 1:18:58 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: OB1kNOb

Pretty much the opposite of what happened last Saturday when the big cat didn’t back down... :)


10 posted on 12/05/2011 1:21:19 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: smokingfrog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSJJitdxinc


11 posted on 12/05/2011 1:22:03 PM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: blackdog

But I heard that a hog can’t outrun a honey badger.


12 posted on 12/05/2011 1:22:32 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: nerdwithagun; tx_eggman

A loan baboon? The cheetah must’ve owed the family money.


13 posted on 12/05/2011 1:24:04 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Osage Orange

And I though Crusader Rabbit was an animated cartoon from the 70’s. He’s alive and well in Texas!


14 posted on 12/05/2011 1:33:41 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: smokingfrog

Somedays you’re the Louisville slugger baby,
somedays you’re the ball.

yeah...and sometimes the bat breaks.

I’ve had days like that cheetah had. Best just try again, maybe somewhere else.


15 posted on 12/05/2011 1:33:44 PM PST by mad puppy (Spare me your line of crap...I'm voting for Newt.)
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To: supremedoctrine; Wonder Warthog

Ping to Wonderwarthog! ;)


16 posted on 12/05/2011 1:36:32 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: smokingfrog

Must have been a very hungry cheetah - the warthog looks big enough to eat it. Wild swine in general don’t seem like an easy dinner, even for predators larger than a cheetah.


17 posted on 12/05/2011 1:39:41 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: smokingfrog

Wow.
Thanks for posting


18 posted on 12/05/2011 1:40:18 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: supremedoctrine; allmendream

NEVER p*ss off a warthog.


19 posted on 12/05/2011 1:44:47 PM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: JRios1968
He had air support overhead

Had to be A-10s.

20 posted on 12/05/2011 1:46:44 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: gov_bean_ counter
A hog won't outrun this Honey Badger.
21 posted on 12/05/2011 1:54:00 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: nerdwithagun
The cheetah was called “the chicken of the Serengeti” at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. They are built for speed, not combat.
22 posted on 12/05/2011 1:56:40 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SoCal Pubbie

The cheetah will generally pull its’ prey down from behind and immediately go for the neck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iarsmqA3dck

Hopefully, no democrats will immediately show up afterward.


23 posted on 12/05/2011 2:06:26 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Wonder Warthog

.... or on. ;)


24 posted on 12/05/2011 2:07:16 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: smokingfrog

Saw one of the cats at the Wild Animal Park make a similar run, chasing a decoy. Incredible to see live, and hear the paws falling on the grass. The cheetah’s stride is 22 feet! They have videos of that on YouTube also.

The cat’s biggest buddy and security blanket was a big white dog. They’d been raised together. The dog gave the cheetah confidence to deal with new things, like a trash can that the cat found intimidating. Seeing the dog walk right by it gave the young cat the courage to do so as well.


25 posted on 12/05/2011 2:24:53 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: blackdog
And I though Crusader Rabbit was an animated cartoon from the 70’s

I watched Crusader Rabbit on TV back in the '50s.

26 posted on 12/05/2011 3:06:40 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: blackdog
And I though Crusader Rabbit was an animated cartoon from the 70’s

I watched Crusader Rabbit on TV back in the '50s.

27 posted on 12/05/2011 3:06:56 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: smokingfrog

“They call me Mister Pig!”

28 posted on 12/05/2011 3:11:04 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

A Cheetah is like a Thoroughbred ... very High Performance ... light boned and fragile and in the Cheetah world an Injury means Slow Death (they have to be able to Chase)

TT


29 posted on 12/05/2011 4:13:57 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: TexasTransplant

***** “ A Cheetah is like a Thoroughbred ... very High Performance ... light boned and fragile and in the Cheetah world an Injury means Slow Death (they have to be able to Chase) “ ******

OK a better analogy would be a Corvette vs a Pick-up Truck in a Demolition Derby ... One is Fast and Petite the other Robust and Durable

(and both have Teeth and Jaws)

The Cheetah won because it left ... that Hog would have ate it.

TT


30 posted on 12/05/2011 5:00:21 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: blackdog; SpinnerWebb

Ah, crusader Rabbit and Rags the Tiger ... source of my all time favorite trivia question:

Rags's full name was Ragland T. Tiger ... what did the "T" stand for?

Answer = "Larry, his parents didn't know how to spell."

Damn, I'm old ...

31 posted on 12/06/2011 6:33:54 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: TexasTransplant

They also have a rather small head and less than crushing jaw action, at least compared to a tiger or lion.


32 posted on 12/06/2011 6:48:42 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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