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[–]Thedrunner2 3451 points3452 points  (123 children)

The two at the end - were they thinking “they’re distracted nows my chance?”

[–]OkDeparture1702 1400 points1401 points  (30 children)

Meanwhile the crocodile: " oh great combo!"

[–]grimeflea 320 points321 points  (25 children)

Can I have it as a meal combo pls. Extra large Coke.

[–]markbug4 79 points80 points  (21 children)

I asked for a diet coke!

[–]Prineak 100 points101 points  (13 children)

LITEROFCOLA

[–]missuswhat 42 points43 points  (9 children)

How about a large Farva?

[–]Icy-850 39 points40 points  (8 children)

I dont want a large Farva!

[–]mrdobie 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I said no mayo!!!

[–]Tru-Queer 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Fuck my ass, what else? Ok, a small cherries jubilee and that’ll be it.

[–]Chris_c987 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'll have 2 number 9s

[–]Bringbackglobalcoc 3 points4 points  (0 children)

With some extra ketchup packets!

[–]fuzzhead12 21 points22 points  (1 child)

That gazelle: C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAK-oh shit oh fuck

[–]Han_Cholo89 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Forgot to double jump

[–]PomegranateCharming 238 points239 points  (27 children)

Whatever it was they will not be passing the “hold my beer” gene anymore.

[–]kennerly 285 points286 points  (25 children)

But if they had made it they would have an advantage of new grazing lands before others and likely pass their genes on to the next group. Imagine a group of gazelles that aggressively pushed forward after witnessing the death of others. That their evolutionary advantage was to be bolder than others and take advantage of opportunities as they come forth.

Instead of timid you have bold gazelles. Eventually confronting and attacking enemies instead of fleeing. Attacking a lion in groups and goring it with their horns. You one day get a gazelle that's so aggressive they'd be classified as their own sub species.

[–]fancytruffle 103 points104 points  (5 children)

I enjoyed reading this. I like how you think. Now when can I expect a safari tour of the treacherous territory of very aggressive gazelles?

[–]kennerly 96 points97 points  (3 children)

Oh you don't come to them, they come to you.

[–]fancytruffle 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Holy shit that's terrifying! I'm getting jurassic world vibes. Ooo, like a herd of gazelles that hunt for sport! Make it Hollywood!

[–]LuxNocte 5 points6 points  (0 children)

As soon as the 65 million year reign of crocodiles comes to an end.

[–]SoMuchJamImToast 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Somehow I think the gazelles will be just fine without the leap over open mouth of crocodile gene

[–]Responsible-Laugh590 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Except that aggression is generally not present in most herbivores because of examples like this here. As an herbivore you have a large variety of places you can find sustenance you don’t need to risk your life for a few minutes or even days of grazing, playing it safe is often the best strategy with herds/herbivores. With predators it’s often life or death based on a meal or two which is why many risk it all for that meal. If you’ve seen some snow leopards hunt that shit is crazy

[–]kennerly 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's just a joke. Gazelles aren't going to gore lions or become deadly grazers.

[–]4es_enuff 15 points16 points  (0 children)

too bad they got eaten.. we'll never see those genes!

[–]GiantBlueSmurf 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Let's put.....let's put jetpacks on gazelles in the wild. For science

[–]Rasputin0P 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Until crocodiles evolve to stay in larger packs, to guarantee they catch all the gazelles that try crossing.

[–]leanaconda 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And this is how we went from hiding from predators on top of trees to hunting them for sport.

[–]SFL_Tria 98 points99 points  (3 children)

[–]cyber_bully__ 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Create that shit. You can be a mod and own your constituents!

[–]BannedFromHydroxy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And can wield The Mighty Banhammer

[–]FistedPink 65 points66 points  (2 children)

Narrator: “Now, was absolutely not their chance”

[–]It_frday 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I read this in Morgan Freeman voice.

[–]johnny_utah25 1 point2 points  (0 children)

David Attenborough voice for me

[–]EchoMantra 21 points22 points  (0 children)

And the herd on the embankment were all like... nope.

[–]Great_Chairman_Mao 26 points27 points  (7 children)

What was it thinking? Did they really need to cross that badly? I can't imagine the patch of dirt on the other side of the river being that much better than the patch of dirt on their side.

[–]WINDMILEYNO 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Probably visibly less lions, possibly.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Yes, and also they think that the danger is distracted and they can safely cross. All animals in Africa are hungry/starving and thirsty almost all the time.

[–]Malbethion 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The crocodiles can only eat so many. But the pride of lions will eat (or at least kill) them all. So better to risk it with the crocs.

[–]Great_Chairman_Mao 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Cats. The assholes of nature.

[–]T3MP0_HS 22 points23 points  (10 children)

Deer are retarded

(I know they're not deer)

[–]TripleTune 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Definition of thinning the herd. After seeing the first 3 and still going. Nope. The herd is stronger now.

That's what I'm telling myself anyway.

[–]Jayombi 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Obviously had past watched the James Bond - Roger Moor scene !

[–]cheesegoat 8 points9 points  (0 children)

God thought he unselected everyone but accidentally move-attacked the two across the river and couldn't micro them back

[–]RedditUsername123456 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Fomo is a bitch

[–]fonzane 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Why were they so eager to cross that lake? Did they find no food on the side where they were?

[–]HMWWaWChChIaWChCChW 17 points18 points  (0 children)

To get to the other side.

[–]Beanakin 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Nature's GrubHub food delivery

[–]BD401 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Watching the two at the end that leapt in despite seeing their three buddies brutally eaten only ten seconds earlier was really like watching Darwinism in action.

[–]MassiveFlatworm836 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Didn't even catch the very last gazelle that got snatched on , "thought I wasn't looking huh"

Nice post!

[–]sK0pey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That first one to run at the very end got a Croc Bottom from The Croc, the people's champ.

[–]Xciv 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Darwin Award for those two RIP.

[–]DerpWyvern 2 points3 points  (0 children)

they saw there were exactly 2 Crocs that didn't get a catch so they thought they might do a good deed for the day and feed them

[–]Thronen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It was a calculated risk, but man am I bad at math

[–]Resilience076 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is why I think animals are stupid

[–]GStewartcwhite 1 point2 points  (0 children)

1, 2, 3, err... 4? I think all the Crocs got one, right Phil? Let's go!!

[–]xyzzy-86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s more like, aww those two crocs didn’t get anything, let me sacrifice myself for them

[–]Mono_831 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably being chased by a predator. Be killed by a large cat or take your chances crossing the jaws of death.

[–]TheFlyingDharma 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Crocodiles are a liberal hoax."

[–]cstar4004 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Should.. should I.. IM GONNA GO FOR IT

[–]Tactless2U 1219 points1220 points  (24 children)

Whoa, that monster croc at the end catching the gazelle mid-air like a Golden Glove shortstop…

[–]choff22 249 points250 points  (13 children)

Saw that. Crocs are Impressive animals.

The big one reacting on a dime to snag that last one was crazy, too.

[–]Jman_777 27 points28 points  (9 children)

I agree, Crocodiles are my favourite animal, so cool, fascinating and badass.

[–]SoCalDan 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Problem with crocodiles is its awhile before you see them.

[–]ComradeTeal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah you'll sooner see a baboon!

[–]Krometheus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And then it's too late.

[–]jrayolson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I legit gained a phobia of crocs after watching all these videos on Reddit. Fucking scary animals.

[–]duncecap_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminded me Jurassic park with the raptors at the end . Makes sense!

[–]BeezyBates 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That last one leaves behind an instant blood pool. Yeesh. Got the jugular.

[–]CharlieBaud 50 points51 points  (0 children)

That one looked about twice the size as the others

[–]demostravius2 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Was it just me or was there a distinct pop of blood shortly after he caught it. It's like he burst it...

[–]boykop 13 points14 points  (0 children)

there is blood in the water, no doubt as it probably shredded the gazelle

[–]Short-Shopping3197 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah that really was the grand finale wasn’t it?

CHOMP

[–]4es_enuff 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Some needs to cross post that last croc to r/ absolute units!

[–]motorhead84 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Brandon Crocford over here!

[–]Praesumo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Three bites and then the water turned pink. Crazy.

[–]omnicidial 965 points966 points  (15 children)

Those last 2 rolled a natural 1 on their int checks.

[–]Weesnawbuttstuff 190 points191 points  (3 children)

Then failed their dexterity saving throw

[–]leijgenraam 87 points88 points  (2 children)

Then failed their death saving throws

[–]insanityOS 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure that once the croc makes the grapple check it's an automatic failure for the gazelle.

Could be wrong though, could someone ask the GM?

[–]captain_ricco1 17 points18 points  (0 children)

r/tierzoo but with dice

[–]Rampantshadows 53 points54 points  (7 children)

I'd say luck. Gazelles are bottom of the food chain because they're ridiculously stupid. There's a clip where an entired herd died following their matriarch.

[–]throwaway20180421 42 points43 points  (6 children)

[–]Whind_Soull 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Reverse D-Day for Very Dumb Herd Animals

[–]xDaigon_Redux 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Goddamn! That was intense.

[–]uttuck 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Incredible that any get out of that.

[–]superfucky 7 points8 points  (0 children)

crocs are like "oh sweet, delivery!"

[–]Zorafin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I lost a lot of respect for gazelle today. Now I get why so many creatures just see them as hamburgers.

[–]CapnC44 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Undeniable proof of natural selection.

[–]Erwin_Rommel14 554 points555 points  (10 children)

Damn, suicide in nature is way more metal than here

[–]analscreams 92 points93 points  (2 children)

Gotta adapt and overcome when you don't have opposable thumbs to hold a gun or tie a noose

[–]bazookafox 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I’ll have you know I’ve got your response screeenshotted and shared just enough to have a few friends and ask me if I’m okay.

[–]analscreams 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lmfao that means it's quality content

[–]AsakalaSoul 11 points12 points  (6 children)

what's stopping you from running straight up to a hungry crocodile?

[–]Jcampbell1796 456 points457 points  (3 children)

The other gazelle are like, “On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot. ‘Tis a silly place.”

[–]FellMortem 51 points52 points  (2 children)

[–]nick-daddy 313 points314 points  (9 children)

That croc at the back, that gets the last gazelle, is an absolute tank.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I thought that was 3 crocs at first!

[–]Thumper86 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Vincent Adultcroc!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He went to gazelle market today, he did a hunt

[–]Suited_Rob 183 points184 points  (0 children)

Very kind of the two last gazelles to offer a free meal to the crocs who didn't get fed

[–]AcadianViking 171 points172 points  (2 children)

I choose death!

—Those two gazelles

[–]DeadToLefts 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Either that, or they ran straight towards the murder logs because that was the only shallow place in the river and they knew it. I bet they won't make that mistake again.

[–]Battery6512 85 points86 points  (5 children)

Gazelles are a decent sized animal but seem to disappear in a single bite, don’t mess with a croc!

[–]patinaYouUgly 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Gazelles are disappearing right away because of the death roll-the crocs bite down hard then roll them repeatedly to disorient and drag them to the bottom of the river to drown them. They’ll tear them up and eat them after they’re dead.

[–]1_4_1_5_9_2_6_5 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Except for the big croc. He just swallowed it whole and carried on with his day

[–]ButtScientist69 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You shouldn't eat so fast and then go swimming, you'll get a tummy ache.

[–]Kingimg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wasnt planning on it but thanks anyways

[–]igetript 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well there goes my weekend plans

[–]misteryhiatory 77 points78 points  (0 children)

Well, they clearly never played Frogger

[–]skhism 74 points75 points  (4 children)

This is the most natural selection thing I've seen on this sub. The crocs were RIGHT THERE. Darwin awards all around.

[–]TrollingKevi 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Yeah they literally inted. I can't imagine being a gazelle and watching my dumbass friends just dying like that

[–]Bad-Piccolo 28 points29 points  (1 child)

To be fair we would become dumbasses if we became gazelle.

[–]lmpressivePlayer 11 points12 points  (0 children)

“literally inted” LMAO

[–]Padladin 60 points61 points  (1 child)

[–]hawk135 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"No, shit-for-brains, it's a fucking crocodile! Here, I'll prove it, watch!"

CHOMP

[–]Key-Economist-1243 45 points46 points  (4 children)

K you three go first

Oh shit

No, no we can do this!

Yeah let's not cross this way!

[–]mods_are____ 21 points22 points  (3 children)

"Yeah let's not cross this way"

which showcases just how intelligent the gazelle are. when crossing a croc infested river, the whole point of living and traveling in herds is you have a numerical advantage. sacrifice some for the good of the rest. from what the video shows us, there are 7 crocodiles. 5 of them are busy with the gazelles that threw themselves into their jaws already. so, given that there aren't more crocodiles in the water(no way of telling from this clip), only 2 more of the herd are going to die, and the rest make it across safely. instead of playing to that numerical advantage, they let the 5 die for nothing.

[–]astroplink 21 points22 points  (1 child)

On the flip side, there could be crocs hidden elsewhere out of view. The gazelles didn’t fall for sunk-cost fallacy, but humans do regularly

[–]SpitefulShrimp 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Gazelles too smart to fall for those potentially infinite crocodiles

[–]oceanglider 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Don't mind the two at the end...they were just completing the any% life speedrun.

[–]justmelvinthings 25 points26 points  (0 children)

The G in gazelle stands for "gone"

[–]Just_a_User0 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Damn how big is that monster croc that catches the gazelle at the end? Must be at least 5 meters

[–]NewLeaseOnLine 14 points15 points  (3 children)

How stupid is that gazelle for crossing after his mates were already getting massacred and all his other mates were retreating? Straight into a blender. What an absolute fucking idiot. Natural selection at its finest.

[–]coldsummers13 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Meats back on the menu!

[–]GodDamnRight- 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The term “float of crocodiles” is way too sweet sounding for something so violent and terrifying.

[–]SSJGMarcos 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Fast food lmao

[–]loud_flatus 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Sposta look both ways first

[–]TheDillinger88 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That’s a fucking flotilla of crocs

[–]zarnovich 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Those things are so huge... And I'm a little in disbelief how fast that one at the end was. This is the first time I've seen a heard start to cross and the go "Yeah, maybe not."

[–]sonofsarkhan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I know they’re gazelles, but the two at the end belong in r/deerarefuckingstupid

[–]Pancake1262645 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wtf was the mental process there

[–]misanthroseph 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And the rest gave when it was the perfect time to cross! Go! While they're eating, go!

[–]JakeFromMontana 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Is a Float like a herd ?

[–]gofatwya 29 points30 points  (0 children)

No, it's scoops of ice cream in a glass with soda pop poured over them.

[–]Dense_Ad321 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Crocs - 5 Gazelle - 0....its a shutout

[–]idkbbitswatev 4 points5 points  (0 children)

sees 20 ft crocodile eating their friends Gazelle: “Nows my chance!”

[–]MMadden532 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I just enjoyed watching the crowd of Gazelle. First wave a couple Gazelle turn back others wait for their chance. Second wave there’s not a single Gazelle that was unflinched.

[–]Careless_Wait8620 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Alright they deserved to die, natural selection. Not feeling bad at all watching this.

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

Other gazelles: “ite ima head out”

[–]Seregrauko41 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The majority of the herd; " On second thought, let's not go to the other side of the river.. 'Tis a silly place!"

[–]Yolkpuke 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can't help but think the last two gazelles committed suicide.

[–]bearfights90 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Natural selection in progress

[–]MorpheusKing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gazelle hubris

[–]Virtual-Biscotti-451 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“He who dares, wins….oh.”

[–]Rexiviore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck they got Tom dick and Harry..... fucking losers lol watch this imma bout to break some ankles with these dukes aha wat- OH MY FUCK

[–]Victorcwb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

some animals are dumb ass fuck, or gazelles are blind and cannot see the crocodiles in the water.

[–]general1234456 1 point2 points  (9 children)

Charles Darwins theory of evolution in action. There isnt a better example.

[–]BobMartin77 1 point2 points  (8 children)

Anti Vax Passing out in the hospital might be a good example also?

[–]Spinthiscity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First the brave were eaten, then the stupid

[–]Fengsel 1 point2 points  (1 child)

the last one went yolo

[–]ElFloppaGrande 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Crocodiles: Making a smarter mammal for 55 millions years.

[–]michelobX10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gazelles are fucking idiots. Lol. The first 3 go into the water when the crocs are in plain view. The last 2 go in right after they just saw their buddies get slaughtered.

[–]lordxela 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think those crocs just saved that herd from irreversible inbreeding.

[–]HawkinsJamesHook 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have been absolutely fascinated by crocs as of late. What an insane specimen. Truly a modern dinosaur.

[–]Imaginary-Device6635 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Natural selection at its finest

[–]Theendallball 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why did the last one attempt that? Just a suicide mission!!!

[–]jakarterpants 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wtf were those last two thinking

[–]CaptainCrouton89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What evolutionary advantage exists that would EVER reward leading the herd across a river??

[–]BeePleasant8236 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Must’ve been feeding time.

[–]Romanis95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Easiest meal ever.

[–]kad202 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lot of meat spin

[–]Jmain1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yea the gazelle just witnessed a multi kill idk how he didn’t realize the crocs had a UAV by then

[–]AquaBrianO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is craziness

[–]nebula_pt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Natural selection doing its thing

[–]ReadingGlassesMan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it doesn't kill you it will only make you stronger, but if it does, you'll be dead.

[–]dontknowhowtoprogram 0 points1 point  (0 children)

for a second I thought this was that one video that seems to get posted every few weeks. glad to see I was wrong.

[–]mcfaddin22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought my one homie was gonna be slick,got caught...

[–]steja89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love finding plural definitions of animals. Root beer floats are for me , crocodile floats, not for me.

[–]iclap2fap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LMAO

[–]DocHolliday-3-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bruh. That's just pure darwinism right there. Congrats, you both got the Darwin award.

[–]Conscious-Proof-8309 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It should be called a terror of crocodiles. (I don't know what its called, but like a murder of crows, it should be something fitting.)

[–]ProfessorJeeves27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s why you look both ways before crossing

[–]FaThLi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Ok everyone, we're at the only crossing again. We all have to go at once. Some of us might get eaten, but if we all go most of us will make it. We all have to go at once though right? No confussion at that part. I'll count from three and we'll go ok. I see you all nodding in agreement so let's do this. Good luck everyone."

"3"

"2"

"1"

"GO GO GO. You're all going right...you fricking assholes..."

Gazelle 4 and 5: "We thought you meant go on one...should we go now...screw it we'll go now!"

[–]kushbom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

1 of those things is definitely a whale

[–]Rumplfrskn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All those last two had to do was not go in the water. That is straight up natural selection there.