Skip to comments.Hunter becomes the hunted as warthog turns the dinner tables on fast-moving cheetah
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.
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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
My hero, the Warthog.
Pretty much the opposite of what happened last Saturday when the big cat didn’t back down... :)
But I heard that a hog can’t outrun a honey badger.
A loan baboon? The cheetah must’ve owed the family money.
And I though Crusader Rabbit was an animated cartoon from the 70’s. He’s alive and well in Texas!
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.
Ping to Wonderwarthog! ;)
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.
Thanks for posting
NEVER p*ss off a warthog.
Had to be A-10s.
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