Jun
03
2007

Predator vs. prey video

Lately I’ve been reading a book called “Predatory Dinosaurs of the World” by Gregory S. Paul that details the traits and behaviors of carnivorous dinosaurs throughout the Mesozoic Era. Of course, since most dinosaurs (except birds) have been extinct for 65 million years, the theories in the book derive mainly from clues left in the fossil record. However, a lot can also deduced from studying and comparing the behaviors of present day predators and prey. It’s easy to surmise that not much in that arena has really changed over time.

Which brings me to this amazing piece of video I stumbled upon on YouTube. It was taken at South Africa's Kruger National Park by tourist David Budzinski, and is a great example of predator-prey behavior! This one even has a couple surprises which I wasn't expecting. I think you’ll find it as fascinating as I did.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Liza's picture
Liza says:

That was absolutely AMAZING!

(Spoiler alert!) And I can't believe the baby buffalo got away after all that. Guess the big buffalo are tired of being chased around. Or maybe they're smarter than we think, and they've learned that the lions aren't that tenacious.

Crazy, either way.
Good post!

posted on Sun, 06/03/2007 - 2:11pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I dont like dinos

posted on Sun, 06/03/2007 - 2:32pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

Somewhere I've heard or read that there are more human injuries caused by cape buffalo than any other African wild animals....so this video goes a long way toward confirming that.

And, just like the Detroit Lions of the NFL, these lions came out smoking at the start, but soon were beaten down and overpowered by a better foe in the end.

posted on Mon, 06/04/2007 - 4:26pm
bryan kennedy's picture

Wow! That was amazing. The cape buffalo is very dangerous and kills quite a few people every year. It even earned the distinction as one of the top ten most dangerous animals in the world.

Can anyone guess the most dangerous creature in the world? Make a guess and then click that link to see a picture and learn more.

posted on Tue, 06/05/2007 - 4:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this video is very interisting and I am going to watch more because I am doing a project on Pretorder vs. prey and this video was perfect. I love ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Wed, 09/19/2007 - 8:24am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Intriguing and powerful! My read of the symbolism as it relates to us is as follows: the lions represent exploitative, corporate interests; the crocodile represents the shallow evils of extremisim, both religious and imperialistic; the cape bulls represent the people who will finally fight back and take back their own - what should interently be ours. Pacifism through defiance!

posted on Sat, 05/24/2008 - 6:41pm
reign's picture
reign says:

expect the unexpected...nice one out there...

posted on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 12:30am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

freaky freaky fresh homies

posted on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 9:23am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Really, very AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!What a Love & Affection of the father & mother of the small byson.SURVIVLE OF THE FITTEST,the UNIVERSAL TRUTH.

posted on Tue, 04/14/2009 - 3:52am
teacher's picture
teacher says:

great footage, helped a lot in my science class, the kids got a true taste of what a real predator and prey are!!!!

posted on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 9:58am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

why didnt the lion just break the buffalos neck or rip its head off?

posted on Sat, 05/11/2013 - 2:15pm

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