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Cheetah Jumps On Jeep
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Posted on 12/15/2012 11:59:41 AM PST by navysealdad

Cheetah jumps on jeep, face to face in Masai Mara, Kenya

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
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1 posted on 12/15/2012 11:59:45 AM PST by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

Just like my cat who loves to jump up on my car, except bigger...


2 posted on 12/15/2012 12:07:50 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: navysealdad

if it was hungry, the guy in the front was dinner


3 posted on 12/15/2012 12:11:01 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: navysealdad

LOL, very cute.

This happens often on “Big Cat Diary”....one of the very few shows worth watching on Animal Planet anymore.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 12:13:57 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: navysealdad

Thank you!


5 posted on 12/15/2012 12:32:51 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: navysealdad

6 posted on 12/15/2012 12:48:03 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

lol


7 posted on 12/15/2012 12:51:53 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: sten
Cheetahs go after small game unless they are in a group. They are a "big cat" but they are not very big and are quite easy to tame. As a fun side note they are the largest cat that purrs.

Leopards are another thing entirely. Big, strong, dangerous and most unfriendly. And it is not uncommon for them to go into towns and hunt. Generally it is dogs that they hunt but they do occasionally take humans.

8 posted on 12/15/2012 12:54:05 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Leopards are muscular with huge paws...scary.


9 posted on 12/15/2012 12:57:36 PM PST by EEGator
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To: navysealdad

In ancient Egypt rich people kept cheetahs as housepets and hunted with them. They have an entirely different psychology than other big cats, and their genetics are interesting, to say the least.


10 posted on 12/15/2012 1:00:04 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: navysealdad
Sure was striking a beautiful pose. Would love to have a mount of her in my den.
11 posted on 12/15/2012 1:54:58 PM PST by fso301
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To: fattigermaster
I have always wondered if some civilization didn't breed them for pets before vanishing. The cats then went wild but something in them keeps bringing them back to hang around humans.

It would explain a lot of odd things about them.

12 posted on 12/15/2012 1:55:17 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: navysealdad
You can spot prey better from a high place.

MISSY

13 posted on 12/15/2012 2:11:53 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: navysealdad

Look! A cheetah!

14 posted on 12/15/2012 2:28:07 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

If I was in that jeep, I would be TOTALLY focused on the lion.

Clearly, those people are not concerned with the “little” cat...


15 posted on 12/15/2012 2:33:51 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: fattigermaster
In ancient Egypt rich people kept cheetahs as housepets and hunted with them.

I can see that potential. That big cat looked very relaxed up on the vehicle. One would almost envision he wouldn't mind a nice scratch behind his ears.

16 posted on 12/15/2012 2:44:47 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Big kitty ping...


17 posted on 12/15/2012 2:45:33 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: EEGator; sten; Harmless Teddy Bear
Leopards are muscular with huge paws...scary.

Conservationist Billy Arjan Singh rehabilitated a couple of them.


18 posted on 12/15/2012 3:06:46 PM PST by thecodont
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To: navysealdad

Really amazing reactions from both sides of the human/wild animal encounter.

How many of us would have been as cool as the folks in that open safari truck when a live wild meat-eating cheetah jumped to a perch about 3 feet away?

And the cheetah—like most house cats totally oblivious to the humans so close to him—was looking around over the veldt with the eye of a bored hunter.


19 posted on 12/15/2012 3:51:11 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.Reid)
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To: EEGator; sten

Guy I knew had an ocelot for a pet. Ocelots are about 2-3 feet long and weigh about 25-35 pounds or about half the size of a cheetah.

First time I encountered it, the ocelot was crouched on a high fireplace mantle above my head and I heard this growling sound. UH OH.

Later on, he jumped in my lab while I was sitting and put one paw on my forearm. I tried to move it and it was like fighting with Superman. Like all non-domesticated cats, even one this small, it was incredibly strong.

Like other cats, ocelots are adapted for eating meat. They have pointed fangs used to deliver a killing bite, and sharp back teeth that can tear food like scissors. Ocelots do not have teeth appropriate for chewing, so they tear their food to pieces and swallow it whole. Their raspy tongues can clean a bone of every last tasty morsel.


20 posted on 12/15/2012 4:04:26 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill

That’s crazy. How strong do you think a bobcat is?


21 posted on 12/15/2012 4:10:17 PM PST by EEGator
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To: thecodont

He is either very brave or very stupid...


22 posted on 12/15/2012 4:11:13 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

How strong? I have no way of knowing but judging from the Ocelot, I’d say they were pretty strong.

I was amazed at the strength in the legs of the ocelot. They look soft with all the pretty fur, but they are pure iron under the skin.


23 posted on 12/15/2012 4:22:55 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill

I’m surprised they’re that strong for just 30lbs. Humans are really weak as far as animals go. I guess that’s how we got the brains.


24 posted on 12/15/2012 4:32:06 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

That Cat seemed to careless about the Humans, looked to me he wanted the high vantage point of the Auto to scout pray.


25 posted on 12/15/2012 4:47:08 PM PST by DAC21
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To: navysealdad

Awesome. Cheetahs are my favorite.

She was one smart cat- took the high position to scout for prey. She wasn’t at all interested in the people or cars.


26 posted on 12/15/2012 4:54:49 PM PST by rintense
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To: EEGator

We have at least one freeper with a bobcat as a pet. Can’t remember who it is, though. She posts pics all the time.


27 posted on 12/15/2012 4:57:31 PM PST by rintense
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To: DAC21

I thought cheetahs were supposed to be timid...I guess not.
I think you’re right. I was surprised how thin they are.


28 posted on 12/15/2012 5:11:20 PM PST by EEGator
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To: rintense

She’s braver than I am. Bobcats can get pretty large I believe.


29 posted on 12/15/2012 5:12:58 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Think about this: A running cheetah’s average stride length on each jump is about 25 feet.

Bob Beamon’s Olympic world record, almost super-human, long jump in the thin air of Mexico City was about 29 feet.

But a cheetah matches that every jump, every day of its life in order to eat.


30 posted on 12/15/2012 5:20:14 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill

Can they do gene splicing yet? I want some cheetah genes...


31 posted on 12/15/2012 5:25:36 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

yeah, but what would you do with them?

Sure, it would be cool when the wife says, “Honey, I need some milk, would you run down to the store.”

But you’d probably be bouncing off the walls indoors with all that engine under the hood.


32 posted on 12/15/2012 5:29:37 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill
I could win the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 110m hurdles, 440m hurdles, long jump, high jump, and decathlon, in the same Olympics. Then I could buy this:
33 posted on 12/15/2012 5:40:33 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
I have always wondered if some civilization didn't breed them for pets before vanishing. The cats then went wild but something in them keeps bringing them back to hang around humans.

I think your idea has merit.

34 posted on 12/15/2012 5:41:00 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Saw a cheetah purring on some show once, drooling and all.


35 posted on 12/15/2012 5:45:50 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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36 posted on 12/15/2012 6:01:10 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: navysealdad; Slings and Arrows
She was just wanting the warmth of the engine...and was wondering if some good eats would be coming outta the *oven. :)


38 posted on 12/15/2012 6:11:46 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank you for the ping. What a beautiful animal she is.

Her behavior must have been learned, and she knows that no one will move if she sits on a Jeep. That’s very interesting.


39 posted on 12/15/2012 7:42:33 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

You’re welcome, and interesting point.


40 posted on 12/15/2012 7:45:05 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: wildbill

Astonishing facts nonetheless.


41 posted on 12/15/2012 7:58:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: navysealdad
Goofy race cat.


42 posted on 12/15/2012 8:01:02 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: EEGator

I think I’d rather have some Giraffe genes. I could run at a respectable 30 mph and be the world’s tallest NBA player making big bucks à la Michael Jordan.

And something for the ladies, I’d have an 18” tongue to neck with them.


43 posted on 12/15/2012 8:07:38 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: navysealdad
FYI...in related news...

Cheetahs get workout at horse track [Texas]


44 posted on 12/15/2012 10:06:21 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: wildbill

45 posted on 12/15/2012 10:09:20 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: navysealdad

What a pretty girl she was!

If that was me in the truck I would have wet myself despite the fact I love kittehs.

What amazed me about this cat was how she was striking a pose. If there is reincarnation, she must have been a supermodel and just wanted her picture taken. Or was auditioning for the next edition of “Top Model”.


46 posted on 12/16/2012 6:59:24 AM PST by Gefn
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To: Daffynition

That’s what I’m talkin about. Screw Gene Simmons


47 posted on 12/16/2012 5:56:04 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: navysealdad; Slings and Arrows

That was lovely - worth the wait for the work ‘puter to watch!


48 posted on 12/17/2012 1:32:08 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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