Cheetah-ing death : Deer jumps into a car full of tourists

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Cheetah-ing death: Impala escapes hungry predators by jumping into a car full of tourists who let it out once the coast is clear!

Desperate times require desperate measures – and when an impala was targeted by two vicious cheetahs, it made a jump for it that will not soon be forgotten.

The distressed animal was captured on camera leaping into a car full of tourists in order to escape the predators.

The terrified animal appeared to be seconds away from death when an unexpected window of opportunity appeared – quite literally.

The animal had been chased by the cheetah along with its herd when it realised it was the only one left behind.

As the two ferocious animals appeared to have cornered the impala – it leaped into a nearby car which happened to have its windows rolled down.

Samantha Pittendrigh, 20, happened to be filming the chase when the impala jumped through the passenger-side window of a Toyota in front of her.

She said: ‘We started freaking out going crazy. We couldn't believe it - we were absolutely dumbstruck.

‘We had absolutely no idea what was going on.

‘We watched the cheetah chasing the impala. We saw a few of them turn around in the bushes towards the road they were running from.'

‘All of a sudden we saw the impala jump out of the bushes and then someone started screaming 'it is in the car, it is in the car'.

‘We heard a little girl screaming in the car. The boy sitting outside the car filming looked a lot younger, so it must have been a family.

‘People in other cars screamed 'open the door, open the door'.’

In the confusion, one of the passengers managed to open a door and the impala is seen just seconds later trotting across the road to freedom.

The cheetahs are just yards away but do not give chase.

The footage was captured in Kruger National Park, South Africa, where according to park rules you must stay inside your vehicle at all times.

Miss Pittendrigh, who is studying supply chain management at the University of Pretoria, was with her friends Tanith Human, 20, Carmen Thvle, 21, and Michelle De Jager, 21.

Unlike some of her friends, she has made several trips to Kruger National Park but was left stunned by the trip.

She added: ‘My family are so jealous. In all the years my parents have been going to Kruger Park they have never seen anything like it and we do go regularly.

‘It really is a once-in-a-lifetime thing and we managed to be in the right place at the right time.

‘I was very happy to witness something like that but I felt a sorry for the cheetah.

‘There are so many impala, it is not like they will miss one of them.’

However, the world's fastest land-animal was not completely ‘cheetah-ed’, as one of them managed to make a kill a mere dozen feet along the road, according to Miss Pittendrigh.

source: Impala escapes Cheetahs by jumping into a car full of tourists at Kruger National Park | Daily Mail Online
bill barilko
The impact from that collision would have seriously injured the Impala-the Cheetahs only gave up temporarily and would end up eating it.
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The impact from that collision would have seriously injured the Impala-the Cheetahs only gave up temporarily and would end up eating it.

Where you there??
bill barilko
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Where (sic) you there??

Ever heard of the Law of the Jungle?

It's not a deer. It's an antelope.

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