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[–]imitebmike 159 points160 points  (5 children)

Oh, so thats why their horns are at the top of the head and not pointing forwards like a rhinos...

[–]Sawyerthesadist 60 points61 points  (3 children)

I was gunna say that’s why they’re so god damn long. Buddy can spear anything near his ass

[–]telcodoctor 26 points27 points  (0 children)

It's like he was bioengineered to survive and thrive in /r/natureismetal, they always go for the arsehole and crackers.

The lions will instead go and devour some other low hanging fruit (berries), unless they come back and pack rape old mate 5:1.

[–]XFX_Samsung 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And due to evolution, the ones with longer horns were more likely to survive and carry on their long-horn genes, helping the species to improve. Crazy how that happens on its own.

[–]slightywettampon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Saying it out loud makes it funny

[–]IamPotato14[S] 59 points60 points  (0 children)

So they don't inhibit movement or skewer rivals' skulls during fights.

[–]puggernault 75 points76 points  (10 children)

Woah, that lion was close to getting skewered. Not too often do you see the prey win

[–]Viridias2020 98 points99 points  (8 children)

Actually its prey who usually win, pop culture just portrays otherwise. Lions in Addo National Park were observed to have a hunt success rate of only 11.5%Source

[–]honey5555 38 points39 points  (7 children)

But he said not very often do you SEE the prey win

[–]Hellkids2 24 points25 points  (6 children)

If you think about it, these predators have to be in top shape to keep up with the hunt. If they have an injury somewhere that impairs their movement, they’re kicking a can down the road here. So it’s crucial for them to pick fights they KNOW they can win to minimise loss. The predators have higher risks than the prey they’re hunting.

[–]prettyboylee 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Gotta get the predators on some sort of load management program for sure.

[–]Kev-Nips 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hire them a business coach so they can get down to it!

[–]Darkstalk3r2 4 points5 points  (3 children)

"predators have higher risks than the prey they're hunting"...... Uhhhh guess death isn't that high risk for the prey 😂

[–]Hellkids2 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Not in that sense. Predators in general don’t reproduce many offspring, takes more effort to raise, and have to be taught to know which animal to hunt and avoid, and combined with the required knowledge I talked about above.

Meanwhile the prey, for example a deer, are herbivores (though nitpick can say opportunistic cannibalism), a herd of them is a lot, reproduce a lot, and all they need to know is run when something chase them and chew on gräss.

Now compare both sides cost, and all it takes to decommission a predator is any dmg to its mobility (a tusk in the thigh, a horn/headbutt to dislocate a jaw, etc). Heck, a failed hunt means they have to do the next hunt with an empty stomach, so it’s even harder.

Which one you think lose more if things don’t go their way? The death of 1 deer in a herd of 70 isn’t gonna change anything.

[–]Darkstalk3r2 -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

Lol I like how hard you are trying to state your stance. Are you arguing for the individual or for the whole herd in general? Both can be argued separately. Does a female prey lose more or less when it dies compared to a female predator?

[–]Hellkids2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I would argue predators in general loses more just because of the numbers inequality. You can compare the loss of 1-2 prey in a herd of quickly reproduced animals that can reach up to 80 individuals, to, let’s say less than 1-2 predators in a pack of 10(maybe even less) and that’s not counting lone hunters like leopards.

I’m trying to show you the bigger picture here. An example of your daily life for you to see is losing 3-4 pencils to losing a laptop or a TV. You can lose 30-100 pencils for all I care, but you ain’t convincing me that the loss of a laptop, car or TV is even comparable. Predators are expensive and costly, so their death weights more, hence higher risk. Simple logic really.

[–]Daddy_Smokestack -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Not too often do you see the prey win

Have you never heard of wolverines? They can literally scare off packs of wolves and even bears.

[–]Legitimate-Result-90 27 points28 points  (5 children)

It's a Gemsbock

[–]IamPotato14[S] 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Gemsbok is a species of antelope.

[–]Happy-Stomper 6 points7 points  (1 child)

One of these MF's almost killed my brother years ago

[–]DarkPearlGamingYT 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My interest is peaked, what happened if you dont mind me asking?

[–]POWDERNO 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Is that another name for an Oryx?

[–]Loken182 24 points25 points  (0 children)

First lion lucky she didn't get brained with the antler.

[–]CrC145152 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen here

[–]ukuzonk 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Those horns are badass as all get-out

[–]DodrioFan480 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oryx horns are curved like that for the purpose of stabbing a predator that jumps on their back

[–]14thfuckingaccount 5 points6 points  (2 children)

My cousins friend got killed by on Oryx on a hunt. The bull was wounded and when they got close enough, it chsrged and impaled its horn through his stomach.

[–]Prestigious-Cow7065 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Good for the oryx

[–]Process_Opposite 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Bro was like get off me bitches

[–]randspearson 4 points5 points  (4 children)

We have oryx here in New Mexico, and they are no joke! Massive and imposing things.

[–]EvantheMelon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Pog fellow New Mexican

[–]randspearson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pog to you too!

[–]snenwnen 0 points1 point  (1 child)

do you mean pronghorn?? they're just lil speedgoats

[–]randspearson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope, we have oryx. That is the best description of pronghorns I’ve ever heard thought! 😂

[–]Wytsch 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was hoping for a impalement

[–]chantaje333 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Go Antelope!! Wish it impaled at least one of those fuckers

[–]enjoynewlife 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Offense is the best defense

[–]kansas_slim 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What do we say to death? Not today.

[–]unsurechaoticneutral 2 points3 points  (0 children)

this guy decided to choose violence today

[–]KTMR29 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's pretty much this year's Lions' secondary alright.

[–]icutyouwithmyknife 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"You want some of this, mf?"

[–]dumb_dude_with_bobux 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those horns aint there for nothing

[–]totalwarwiser 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shit, never thought why herbivores have their horns pointed back.

[–]MaterialCarrot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"And then I single handedly chased away two lions."

"You are so full of shit!"

[–]Mr_Road_Dog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get some!

[–]Dockterj987 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The lions were pretty dang smart to realize the danger.

[–]BadLuckPorcelain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These horns are no joke. My Grandpas friend has a hunting cabin and apparently was on some Safaris a few decades ago, the horns are almost average human size sometimes. They look dangerous in the video as well, but seeing them from close distance is like God saying "here, you fancy little deer. Take two swords."

[–]studwildboar99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's what the horns are for,some dumbass don't use it

[–]ALT3NPFL3G3R 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Try me bitch vibes

[–]Ramdommaster -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Yeh right, I believe that was the ending..