Thread: Zebra Passes Lion's Guard
2/14/2008 3:38pm, #1
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Zebra Passes Lion's Guard
2/14/2008 4:20pm, #2
2/14/2008 5:24pm, #3
It wasn't a guardpass, just a proper pin.
2/14/2008 6:21pm, #4
Elsewhere there was a thread about use of numbers in attacks, as if this is anything new. It isn't: it predates human beings by millions of years.
Lions--predators and therefore 'grapplers' of the wild--kill by choking bite and use numbers to try and bring down prey. Cape buffalo--defensive fighters and therefore 'strikers' of the wild--have adapted and use numbers to break up a pride of lions.
Then it becomes one-on-one and, in single combat, a lion is no match for a cape buffalo.
2/14/2008 7:28pm, #5
I fucking love nature.
2/14/2008 10:18pm, #6
2/14/2008 11:10pm, #7
2/15/2008 10:58am, #8
Bit of a parallel with shooting-in: lionesses teach their cubs to curl their bodies just as they leap onto their prey. It's an essential skill: zebras learn to time a backwards kick with their powerful hooves just as the predator chasing them makes its leap.
If the predator's "curl" is well co-ordinated with its leap, it can land safely on the prey's back and then go for the choking bite to the throat. However, if the prey times its kick properly, the lion ends up with broken jaws or a stoved-in rib-cage...virtually certain death for a big cat in the wild.
Whether the combatants are humans or other animals, be it sport or life-and-death...fighting is to a great degree a matter of timing your moves. In the wild, predators succeed about once in every ten attempts. Most times the prey simply escapes--but they can also turn the tables on those trying to kill them.
Last edited by Vieux Normand; 2/15/2008 11:00am at .