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6 days ago  
after bungling an attempt to stalk the heard

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6 days ago  
Around five lions - nicknamed the Black Rock Boys - had been following the herd of over 500 buffalo


Ahh, the proud Boys.
 
6 days ago  
"I have not thought my cunning plan all the way through"

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6 days ago  
Most predators are not psychotically aggressive suicide berserkers.  They weigh their chances and make decisions on the chance of success based upon probable outcomes.  Most hunts never get beyond the initial lookie-loo stage.  Even ones where there is definite intent, most abort before shiat gets real.  And even when they go all in, success is usually between 1/4 and 1/3 of all attempts.

Taking on all comers with no concern whatsoever makes the chance of being hurt almost 100%.  And there is no AFLAC duck to pay for you to order carry-out.  You get banged up and you are probably dead.  As most predators are not monomaniacally suicidal, they will run right up a tree to escape several tons of angry pot roast now to have a chance at getting a leg up on less angry pot roast tomorrow.
 
6 days ago  
I guess there were no nearby windows. . .

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6 days ago  

gopher321: after bungling an attempt to stalk the heard


Of course I have. Who hasn't herd of buffaloes?
 
6 days ago  
The Sun mistakes strategy for cowardice. I'm not surprised.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
I'm just glad the lion didn't follow the fake gnus.
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6 days ago  
so someone just took some stock photos of some buffalo and a lion and made up a story?
 
6 days ago  

UngaBeat: I'm just glad the lion didn't follow the fake gnus.
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phalamir: Most predators are not psychotically aggressive suicide berserkers.  They weigh their chances and make decisions on the chance of success based upon probable outcomes.  Most hunts never get beyond the initial lookie-loo stage.  Even ones where there is definite intent, most abort before shiat gets real.  And even when they go all in, success is usually between 1/4 and 1/3 of all attempts.

Taking on all comers with no concern whatsoever makes the chance of being hurt almost 100%.  And there is no AFLAC duck to pay for you to order carry-out.  You get banged up and you are probably dead.  As most predators are not monomaniacally suicidal, they will run right up a tree to escape several tons of angry pot roast now to have a chance at getting a leg up on less angry pot roast tomorrow.


I remember seeing some nature documentary years ago. Lion was chasing a gazelle or something, the the gazelle kicked the lion right in the jaw, breaking it. Voice over showed the lion and said how it would likely die now.
 
6 days ago  

MythDragon: [i.pinimg.com image 500x638]


Went on vacation and came back to a black widow web across my entire bathroom door with her sitting in the middle, waiting.

/I let her go outside...
 
6 days ago  
 
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6 days ago  
My money is still on the lion.
 
6 days ago  
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo lion
 
6 days ago  
He's not cowardly.  He's simply got a long-term plan.
 
6 days ago  

Kris_Romm: He's not cowardly.  He's simply got a long-term plan.


Is it a 5-year plan? Everyone keeps saying I should have one of those. (I don't.)
 
6 days ago  
Lion Lost, Water Wet, Sky Blue
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6 days ago  

SpectroBoy: gopher321: after bungling an attempt to stalk the heard

Of course I have. Who hasn't herd of buffaloes?


I have a whole flock of them.
 
6 days ago  
Not exactly Battle at Kruger

Battle at Kruger
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6 days ago  
Suck it, Mufasa
 
6 days ago  

HoratioGates: Not exactly Battle at Kruger

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I read that as Kroger and had PTSD flashbacks to the toilet paper fight of 2020
 
6 days ago  

The Irresponsible Captain: SpectroBoy: gopher321: after bungling an attempt to stalk the heard

Of course I have. Who hasn't herd of buffaloes?

I have a whole hole flock of them.


FTFY
 
6 days ago  
The hunters in most prides are the lionesses.  This male, probably isn't part of a pride, probably a juvenile that was forced out.  He has limited hunting experience, and looks to be malnourished.

He is starving and that makes him dangerous, because he'll take chances that a full pride lion or lioness won't.
 
6 days ago  
Not that strange. Cape buffalo are mean motherfarkers and they absolutely can and will kill lions every chance they get.
 
6 days ago  

Oliver Twisted: The Irresponsible Captain: SpectroBoy: gopher321: after bungling an attempt to stalk the heard

Of course I have. Who hasn't herd of buffaloes?

I have a whole hole flock of them.

FTFY


Thanks. I must have myst that won
 
6 days ago  
If anyone likes observing wildlife, they will back me up on this.   Lions are not particularly good at hunting. Very cute though. Look at him. Aww. Look at his paws!

But lionesses? Completely different ball game. Graceful beautiful murder machines. Even when they failed, they were gorgeous but they were the only reason the pride ate. My guide used to joke that the males fight for leadership of the pack solely because the alternative was dying of starvation. He insisted even the mating was only in service to the females and not the perk the males fought for.

The males were just good at fighting other males, murdering cubs and some of them would specialize in killing hyenas and get special status in some prides. But I am old and I don't remember the specifics of that one
 
6 days ago  

cherryl taggart: The hunters in most prides are the lionesses.  This male, probably isn't part of a pride, probably a juvenile that was forced out.  He has limited hunting experience, and looks to be malnourished.

He is starving and that makes him dangerous, because he'll take chances that a full pride lion or lioness won't.


Mentioned he was part of a pride of five called "The Black Rock Boys" which means a bachelor pride of young or over-the-hill males. It is a hard and usually short life for them
 
6 days ago  

Persnickety Paladin: If anyone likes observing wildlife, they will back me up on this.   Lions are not particularly good at hunting. Very cute though. Look at him. Aww. Look at his paws!

But lionesses? Completely different ball game. Graceful beautiful murder machines. Even when they failed, they were gorgeous but they were the only reason the pride ate. My guide used to joke that the males fight for leadership of the pack solely because the alternative was dying of starvation. He insisted even the mating was only in service to the females and not the perk the males fought for.

The males were just good at fighting other males, murdering cubs and some of them would specialize in killing hyenas and get special status in some prides. But I am old and I don't remember the specifics of that one


Well, that's not entirely true. Males protect the pride, and keep OTHER males from taking over and murdering the cubs, and are often held in reserve during hunts to deliver the killing bite when taking down large prey like buffalo. Females are terrified of outside males because two males can easily overcome a pride of lionesses, so they like having a big male even at the cost of him laying around all the time; there was a good NatGeo doc that showed this when two brother lions showed up and something like 9 lionesses just skulked away as they mauled the pride male and killed all the cubs.

Males have their purpose. Without them, no cubs, so, you know. One or two.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

Gyrfalcon: Persnickety Paladin: If anyone likes observing wildlife, they will back me up on this.   Lions are not particularly good at hunting. Very cute though. Look at him. Aww. Look at his paws!

But lionesses? Completely different ball game. Graceful beautiful murder machines. Even when they failed, they were gorgeous but they were the only reason the pride ate. My guide used to joke that the males fight for leadership of the pack solely because the alternative was dying of starvation. He insisted even the mating was only in service to the females and not the perk the males fought for.

The males were just good at fighting other males, murdering cubs and some of them would specialize in killing hyenas and get special status in some prides. But I am old and I don't remember the specifics of that one

Well, that's not entirely true. Males protect the pride, and keep OTHER males from taking over and murdering the cubs, and are often held in reserve during hunts to deliver the killing bite when taking down large prey like buffalo. Females are terrified of outside males because two males can easily overcome a pride of lionesses, so they like having a big male even at the cost of him laying around all the time; there was a good NatGeo doc that showed this when two brother lions showed up and something like 9 lionesses just skulked away as they mauled the pride male and killed all the cubs.

Males have their purpose. Without them, no cubs, so, you know. One or two.


I know! Yes!

Wait. Not entirely true?  I thought that was what I also said? No? I am sorry! I meant  they are good at fighting other lions (I should have said also lionesses), murdering cubs and maybe specialist animals like killing hyenas and that they were really bad at killing something they could eat themselves so that is why they kind of tried to lure the females to do it for them.

But yes.  What you said.  With an emphasis on worse hunting skills than females. Significantly worse.

/completely bizarre story that is somewhat related.
My guide as part of this entire male lions do it for the food narrative said there are lions who mate 100 times a day and for as little as 10 seconds at a time and those that mate for 20-times a day but for as long as 30 minutes each time. He said, very seriously, it affected who got to stay leader of the pride and who the females threw out. And I believed him! I am a farking scientist and I absolutely fell for that joke. I thought it was related to fertility but still... Only discovered it was a joke when I returned to America and read up about it. The moral of the story though is things were a lot harder before internet on your phone.

I just totally rambled.
 
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