Antelope Tries To Outswim Crocodile In Pulse-Pounding Race To Survive
A crocodile sped via the water like a torpedo towards a determined pink lechwe antelope in Botswana not too long ago, prompting a life-and-death sprint to shore. (Watch the video under.)
In footage posted Tuesday by the wildlife platform Latest Sightings, observers on a ship might be heard cheering for the buck because it leaps and swims as quick as it could possibly forward of the closing reptile within the Chobe River.
The croc will get distracted by the boat for a second earlier than churning into excessive gear on the antelope. The suspense soars because the croc catches and pounces on the pink lechwe.
But the antelope manages to buck off the predator and certain onto land. Race over.
The pink lechwe is fitted to operating in water partly due to a water-repellent substance on its fur.
Good factor for this antelope. Bad factor for the croc.
“It was a truly incredible experience to witness such a dramatic and intense struggle,” videographer Caitlyn Earwaker and Lucy Whitehead instructed Latest Sightings.