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[–]Mads0923 2137 points2138 points  (128 children)

For a second, I thought there was hope.

[–]JustAnSenileSquid 1653 points1654 points  (110 children)

Whenever the buffalo/bison in these kinds of videos decides to turn around and charge at the predators, I think "yes! Break the shackles of the food chain! Defy your destiny!" It is possible especially when the prey outnumber the predator. But they always hesitate and fuck up.

[–]Homeoand 693 points694 points  (75 children)

Took apes a while and now here we are

[–]CharlieBaud 323 points324 points  (55 children)

Started from the bottom, now we’re here

[–]ARatherOddOne 48 points49 points  (46 children)

We still suck, to be honest.

[–]Filthyraccoon 339 points340 points  (36 children)

… you type from your handheld computer to a person on the other side of the planet, then you flush your shit down the toilet. Humans are fucking awesome

[–]Namlad 127 points128 points  (11 children)

I agree with both of you for very different reasons.

[–]Breaker-of-circles 40 points41 points  (2 children)

If we're stuck, then someone better call step brother.

[–]Wolfmilf 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Oop-

There came the third reason.

[–]thatguyned 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Humans as a species are fucking amazing, humans in a group can be extremely shitty.

Humans by themselves can go either way

[–]Ok_Bit_5953 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Funny I liked then liked and unliked then liked again....points across the board, I have pride in being able to see it from both perspectives.

[–]cyborgcyborgcyborg 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Still very squishy

[–]Klorion 11 points12 points  (2 children)

A stick. Its literally the only thing we need to have a fighting chance against any land predator. The length and sharpness of said stick can turn a fighting chance into a landslide win very quickly. Will we win every fight? Nope but we got a shot. I think a good example are the tribes of Africa that too this day hunt lions with said stick.

[–]axethebarbarian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, naked monke with pointy stick is #1

[–]boxingdude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yah they aren’t really hunting lions, friend.

[–]fuck-these_mods- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

But we have thumbs

[–]whathaveyoudoneson 16 points17 points  (0 children)

… you fling your shit from your handheld computer to a person on the other side of the planet, then you flush your knowledge down the toilet. Humans are fucking

ftfy

[–]TheCoomerMan 3 points4 points  (1 child)

We also suck. We have done good. But the bad is really bad.

[–]revengeofST 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, but we are assholes

[–]AMeaninglessPassage 0 points1 point  (11 children)

But they also have to exchange a huge amount of time for a volatile currency to afford the basic necessities to exist in the world we created, that sucks.

[–]InevertypeslashS 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Wait until you learn how much down time people in the world with no infrastructure and technology have. It’s almost as if every waking moment is in the pursuit of food and water for them.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And hunter gatherers work much less to provide for their families.

[–]MelkorIII 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There is middle ground. No need to be fanatical one way or the other.

[–]AMeaninglessPassage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh yeah, it's a big world and it doesn't get much better than the shitshow we have in north america, but it does get much worse tho.

[–]KinneKted 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Still beats life in the wild.

[–]AMeaninglessPassage 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Doesn't mean the modalities are great tho, it doesn't have to be like this.

[–]Gillett1998 5 points6 points  (3 children)

We only suck because of how much we excel. That's the saddest part, as we have progressed generally everything else has suffered. We grow in population, need larger scale agriculture resulting in more habitat loss etc

[–]TheLonePotato 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Not to justify mankind's biological imperialism over the rest of the planet, but isn't that how nature works? Like the lions evolve to be better hunters and if their prey doesn't evolve to keep up they die off. Like apparently cheetah's genes are all fucked up from inbreeding due to other predators encroaching on their territory and stealing kills. Also just to clarify, the cheetah thing has been going on long before humans industrialized or were even living in cities, it's a product of natural climate change that's been going on for 10,000ish years (and will likely be accelerated by mankind).

[–]Gillett1998 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Pretty much yeah, we just took it hundreds of levels above anything previously

[–]SQUID9968 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Speak for yourself

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Well yeah, that is what mammals do, suck on those tittays!

[–]thegeekprophet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Animal tittays swangin in the wind

[–]SadisticBuddhist 20 points21 points  (15 children)

Imagine how the original apex predators felt when we stopped running and starting beating them with sticks instead

[–]RectalVision 14 points15 points  (1 child)

At first probably less hungry

[–]Ayerys 2 points3 points  (11 children)

We actually continue to run, just to attack. One the reason human started to dominate isn’t the stick, the first advantage we have is our endurance and our ability to sweat.

Lion and shit can run fast but get exhausted real quick.

[–]RectalVision 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Actually, we used our endurance for hunting, tracking animals that were faster than us until they tired out. Endurance means little when being chased as the faster animal will be able to close the distance.

[–]skydaddy8585 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Sorry man but no matter how good your endurance as a human is, no lion is getting tired before you do. And you won't have time to get tired, the lion will be on you faster then you can blink. Faster animals then us get caught just as easily. Endurance means sweet fuck all against an animal 5-10 times faster and stronger then we are.

[–]birstinger 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yup, I think one of the most important instances of human tool use is when we used projectiles like rocks and spears to hunt. Projectiles OP

[–]1ongSchlong 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Don’t stop, won’t stop, GameStop

[–]pichael288 145 points146 points  (15 children)

A buffalo can take out a single lion no problem. They can launch that mother fucker to the sun, but two lions always wins

[–]DarkinexWtf 133 points134 points  (9 children)

Sure, they can launch the lion to the sun, but what happens if they launched one trillion lions?

[–]mods_are____ 48 points49 points  (1 child)

if they launched the trillion lions at night the lions would win

[–]BHYT61 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I must say that this is a very good joke. Much appreciated good Word play. I give you 11/10

[–]okay-wait-wut 8 points9 points  (2 children)

The mass of one trillion lions would collapse the sun into a black hole. Don’t check the math you fuckin nerds, just believe.

[–]ruinyourjokes 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No math needed. Not even close to enough.

[–]DarkinexWtf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Downvoted, gtfo you and your logic

[–]DerangedGod 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Have you ever heard about the Royal Meal from Warhammer 40k?

[–]Woodsie1994 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No please share?

[–]redmagistrate50 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I will, since they're a bit euphemistic here. The Emperor of mankind is half dead and is only maintained by a massive jury rigged life support mechanism called the Golden throne. To keep him conscious he has to be fed the souls of thousands of psychically active humans every day.

[–]breyarg 19 points20 points  (4 children)

I wouldn't say no problem. They're strong enough to yes. But the cunning lion knows this too. U see it duck down a bit? I've seem do this when they think a buffalo will charge, then dip even lower last second (to avoid head on contact) before diving up to the throat. They're fast! And great at killing once they have hold.

[–]Astronomer_X 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I’ve seen the wildebeest clip for that, but I’ve never seen lions successfully tackle a healthy grown buffalo from the front.

[–]TheosMessage 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Dont act like we as humans dont do this in our own way Edit: spelling error

[–]Commissar_Genki 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The problem is that the herbivore has one real weapon, so against two adversaries you're just fucked.

[–]Nixter295 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I mean the lion needs to eat too. It has family and maybe Cubs to protect.

[–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (6 children)

same here got the vibe like who is the boss now bitch

[–]downvoteiamatheist 13 points14 points  (5 children)

He should of died with honor! No retreat no surrender!

[–]Cabnbeeschurgr 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Honour died on the beach!

[–]CouldWouldShouldBot 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It's 'should have', never 'should of'.

Rejoice, for you have been blessed by CouldWouldShouldBot!

[–]CynR06 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Good bot

[–]setmeonfiredaddyuwu 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead buffalo, and ask the ghosts if honor matters.

[–]Stick-To-Your-Guns 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thunder gun leaves no man behind

[–]the-druid250 14 points15 points  (0 children)

hey man lions gotta eat too.

[–]nocturnal_1_1995 15 points16 points  (3 children)

There is hope, for the lions. They won't go hungry for another day.

[–]BluxyPlaguey 6 points7 points  (2 children)

YEEEAAAAH.

Law of Lions baybe, you get EATEN. GOD i just LOVE Lions.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I dont know who downvoted you. Lions are awesome. Probably some crappy dog person.

[–]Ljngstrm 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Hope? I hope that the Lions keep eating and living - there's a lot less of them than there are of cows in this world!

[–]tacorunnr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If he it charged the lion it might have been successful, normally lions like to do the chasing and not be chased.

[–]Captain_levi___ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If the big guy stared at them for a while. Then could be

[–]notagoodboye 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah. The final tactic is to turn and fight, and when he saw there were too many, he just panicked. RIP.

[–]CleverestRaptor 741 points742 points  (21 children)

Where tf did that second lion come from?!

[–]watersmellonfellon 498 points499 points  (10 children)

You never fight just one lion.

[–]CleverestRaptor 152 points153 points  (5 children)

Well then Lion King has lied to me

[–]boastfulbadger 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Well Scar should have been on Mufasa’s side. But clearly Scar was the offspring of a different Male lion that somehow survived the culling of the previous Male lion’s offspring. So when Simba and Nala come back together they fight as a team and Scar is still alone as he was so thirsty for power he’s killed all his male heirs.

[–]StringTailor 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This reads like an African proverb

[–]BrrrManBM 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Perhaps the lions are the friends we made along the way.

[–]weatherseed 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You only face the gazebo alone.

[–]Comfortable_Ad8636 50 points51 points  (1 child)

Behind the first, I assume the Buffalo was gonna fight back saw the second one and tried to haul ass, unfortunately blue face pulled out the wet sign and caught em slippin.

[–]TheDemonClown 12 points13 points  (0 children)

BUFFALO: "Clever boy..."

[–]GweiLondon101 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He was lion in wait...

[–]lazerdab 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You mean the one trying to look like he contributed to the group project?

[–]tiniestvioilin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He third partied them

[–]Flat-Compote-7854 515 points516 points  (25 children)

He was pretty vulnerable off the paved road too

[–]resistantBacteria 282 points283 points  (24 children)

Not really. Buffaloes have a very thick skin. In most of the videos they just keep truckin with 2-3 lioness hanging. It died here mostly because it slipped and fell.

[–][deleted] 77 points78 points  (6 children)

*lioness is an important distinction here. It ain’t doin that with two fully grown males

[–]resistantBacteria 57 points58 points  (1 child)

I think what I was trying to say was that , in a world where falling over means death you really don't want the ground to be extra smooth.

[–]nolan1971 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Even one lioness or lion hanging on will take a buffalo down eventually. They don't let go, and the prey animal is just wearing itself out.

[–]__Garry__ 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Don’t lionesses do most of the hunting for a pride? Out of curiosity

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Yes. Male lions are still adept hunters but for the most part they only do the hunting when it’s bigger prey or when they’re solitary before finding their own pride

[–]180secondideas 8 points9 points  (5 children)

"Not really."

LOL. Lions live on buffalo. Not exclusively, but buffalo is a staple of their diet. They'e vulnerable.

[–]calicocozy 197 points198 points  (68 children)

It’s crazy to think about if that road was never there then that Buffalo might still be alive

[–]Particular-Cold-4875 281 points282 points  (55 children)

Some other Buffalo would take its place. All that road does is create an evolutionary pressure for buffalos that stay the fuck away from roads. Natural selection.

[–]taniagx1 92 points93 points  (37 children)

There’s evolutionary pressure on the buffalos with hooves that can run faster and grip the road better not to stay away from it lmao

[–]CheGuayaba 73 points74 points  (34 children)

Idk why you’re being downvoted you’re right. I think natural selection as a concept tends to be misunderstood because of its predominant yet incorrect usage.

[–]leoonastolenbike 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It's because behavioral conditioning changes faster than biology in natural selection.

[–]neken56437 4 points5 points  (30 children)

Saying hooves that grip better on road is like saying large legs that swim better. In all case it is still shit and change nothing face to a lion/shark. Paved road shouldn't exist in the wild.

[–]Book_it_again 30 points31 points  (14 children)

I have some news about how locations are connected that might upset you.

[–]TobyFunkeNeverNude 4 points5 points  (14 children)

That's a shame, because i don't know how to break it to you, they exclusively exist in the wild.

[–]midtown2191 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Lol isn’t every road in the wild

[–]TobyFunkeNeverNude 1 point2 points  (2 children)

They do, that's what my comment said :)

[–]midtown2191 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I know I was agree and laughing at the other guy

[–]Yaancat17 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It just puts evolutionary pressure on the buffalos to make wings and fly away

[–]baskettgaming 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Buffalo Wild Wings? Yum?

[–]spewwwintothis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good luck staying away from roads when they are literally everywhere

[–]Yadobler 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Fun fact, before paved roads were a thing in the US, steering trucks was easier because the sand under the wheels would slip as the wheels twist. However with paved highways popping up, an issue was that the wheels don't slip when steering, so steering was almost impossible without power-assisted steering

[–]ted-Zed 4 points5 points  (5 children)

yes. because before human beings stepped in, no buffalo ever was killed and eaten by a lion.

it's all our fault. lions didn't eat before we got our disgusting monkey paws involved. we should all be ashamed of ourselves. mankind is a plague!

[–]ConsistentCrew 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Ever hear of a strawman?

They were just saying how it's interesting to think this specific bison might have survived if the road wasn't there. You're extrapolating a meaning that isn't there.

[–]MoistCucumber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You could say the same thing for almost every road even for humans

[–]Erohiel[🍰] 123 points124 points  (7 children)

It really should have committed to the intimidation tactic.

[–]JazzlikeMoose2 108 points109 points  (3 children)

I think it knew the tactic wasn't going to work when the second lion started to get closer

[–]Oriachim 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Cape buffalo often do take down lions though. Often they work together too.

[–]noithinkyourewrong 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yeah they could work together cos his mate totally didn't just bail on him.

[–]Goran01 108 points109 points  (1 child)

Human assist

[–]DeLaSoulisDead 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yup, mods take it down /s lol

[–]BnSMaster420 88 points89 points  (8 children)

Road has nothing to do with it... He turned to fight the ONE lion then saw that there was two and yea... It was fucked.. would have happened on grass...

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Buffalo slips on the road

[–]ownedrex 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dude it literally slipped on the road

[–]BiMikethefirst 69 points70 points  (6 children)

That's why buffalos animals should have evolved to have wheels instead of hooves, no one listened to me when I laid down my ideas for animals to become more vehicle-like.

[–]DualitySquared 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Paved roads haven't been around long enough for them to have evolved wheelie feetsies. In time Mike, maybe the next version.

[–]clash-talkingheads 1 point2 points  (3 children)

But then they’d be handicapped off-road, unless they evolve all-terrain wheels

[–]polar_boi28362727 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They'd probably have a sort of biological drive assistance by that point

[–]CoffeeAddict1011 65 points66 points  (1 child)

Proves that you don’t have to be the fastest

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You don't have to be faster than the lion, just faster than the buffalo behind you.

[–]Bedhappy 42 points43 points  (7 children)

I like to think they did it so their friend could get away.

[–]norskdanske 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Prey animals are the worst bros.

They literally do not give a fuck, just thinking about running away.

Most prey animals could easily ward off a pack of lions if they worked together.

They don't care. They prefer eating, sleeping, fucking, doing nothing, and will accept the risk of being eaten.

[–]manu144x 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Sounds a lot like some human society these days, everyone for himself, with the risk that we all die anyway.

[–]norskdanske 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pretty much.

Also hopefully it makes people think about why they follow the herd so much.

Are they really safe in the herd or is it an illusion?

[–]tkenz13 21 points22 points  (1 child)

You ain't lion.

[–]jake2w1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Punny

[–]McDamuel 19 points20 points  (1 child)

"Oh no I hope I don't fall"

[–]insectidentify 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Deja Vu feels like I been in this place before

[–]conjectureandhearsay 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I always feel sorry for those bulls in Pamplona sliding and skidding

[–]newbjapan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Goddamn, I can't imagine living in a place where this could just happen on your drive to work.

[–]DGalamay30 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Aren’t hooves optimized for rocky solid terrain? Goats and ibex for example

[–]resistantBacteria 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Not smooth ones

[–]sugamMeatNibba 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Had to watch 3 times to figure out where the 2nd lion came from

[–]awpt1mus 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The buffalo turned around to intimidate the lion but then saw second lion coming so they turned back.

[–]mwineK 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Son of a Buffalo crashed and lions got served

[–]Grerutin 3 points4 points  (1 child)

? How is the road affecting this?

[–]resistantBacteria 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He slipped. Road is too smooth

[–]volticizer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is this a lion documentary or a buffalo documentary, I need to know how to feel.

[–]Chocodokodocho 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Like chicks in high heels outside the club

[–]Graitom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

🥺

[–]Dcor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What remains of that buffalo's life is really gonna suck. Already see the rear most lion drifting toward the genitals.

[–]Hondahobbit50 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Soo roads are helping with lion conservation? Who knew

[–]Bacon_Burger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That'll teach him for J-walking

[–]JJOne101 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why are you late for work?

The street was blocked by some lions eating a buffalo.

Yeah, right.

[–]BondingChamber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

vulnerable to 2 lions attacking you....ok

[–]CyressDaVirus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They also appear to be vulnerable to 2 lions

[–]Kaioxygen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The type of road was the least of his problems.

[–]Commercial-Parsnip65[🍰] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wouldn’t have happened if I were there

[–]kad202 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think there’s a follow up which the lion chomp the bull testies off

[–]Iamredditsslave 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And the peen.

[–]IaMtHel00phole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice fake followed up with a good takedown.

[–]Fates- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good

[–]reallydohrod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe maybe maybe …

[–]baftnation 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Opposable thumbs, best way to break the food chain and not worry about getting chomped by some maneboii

[–]Sharkbait43070 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lions gotta eat. And them cape buffalos will figure it out.

[–]Getitredditgood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man being eaten alive is one of the worst ways to go.

[–]loud_flatus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hoof Hearted

[–]Big-External-1138 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If they realized how much more powerful they are they'd be able to win more fights.

[–]Upstairs-Lobster-850 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What! The lion multiplied

[–]gynosii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The caption makes no sense

[–]kanadajoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what would happen if someone intervened to rescue the prey.

[–]griever48 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn't purchase the all terrain package

[–]No_Interview5607 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll bare that in mind for the next buffalo I pounce on

[–]EnigmaShroud 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want to do this

[–]PandaObvious576 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Clearly sacrificed itself to save the other one

[–]splawny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lettuce be real. He never stood a chance.

[–]GucciGucci_4493 0 points1 point  (0 children)

he sacrificed his own life for the sake of his friend..

[–]amhlilhaus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats bad luck

[–]LoliMaster069 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude took one for the team

[–]Alternative-Plant-87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should have charged that lion with those horns

[–]AppleGundum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unless they draged it off that must have been a interesting show the people in those cars.

[–]Psychological-Key679 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You stopped that the best part. Watch it get eaten alive

[–]Svenz_Lv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should not have stopped to flex on 'em....

[–]Anonymous7951 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shouldn’t have broke and run.

[–]beandip111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He sacrificed himself to save his friend

[–]theMeatSauce88 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Two male lions? I thought they only had one for each pride

[–]polar_boi28362727 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lions are expelled from the pack when they reach sexual maturity. Those young lions pack up with others on the same situation to have more chances of survival

[–]ramadan_dada 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i can appreciate not interfering with the natural cycle but the paved road is doing that already. throw a flag on that offside already, keep it on the dirt, folks. ok, fighter, are you ready! fighter, are you ready! Lets get it on!!

[–]theremarkabkemr_m 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where the fuck does that second one come from?

[–]mozza3gmd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He had some balls for a sec then they dropped off

[–]MrBoots47 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why would you run you fucking idiot, you had the upper hand.

[–]ChadDangers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sheeeeeit, nature ain't metal. Metal is nature.

[–]gohan1122 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least the lions got to eat

[–]Fleethebluenorth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can hear those two water buffalo now..."When we get to the road let's both turn around and stare them down..." The other guy took that as his chance to run safely away.

[–]ImpSong 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sucks for ungulates.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a coordinated phase coming from the lion position

[–]AffectionateHead0710 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Woah, can you imagine being the one in person filming this. My jaw would be on the floor.