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How to steal a meal in the African bush

Hey there! 🙂

Just thought I’d start a little “Friday Video” concept going on on my blog, each and every Friday! In other words, I’d like to feature African Wildlife Videos on a weekly basis! Will research new ones every week, and would be very grateful and happy to share some of yours as well if you have any (and are willing to share them)??? You can contact me via @Africafreak on Twitter, or by email: info@africafreak.com. Comments welcome as well, as always! 😉

This first video was filmed a couple of years back in the Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya. It involves cheetahs with a kill…and hyenas!

Watch it, and let me know what you think underneath! 🙂

Enjoy ;)!

Michael aka Africafreak

Broadcaster: briczar22

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7 Responses to How to steal a meal in the African bush

  1. Anil September 15, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    As if cheetahs don’t have enough problems! At least they got their fill too. Any idea why the stomach blows up like that?

  2. Africafreak August 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm #

    Thanks Christine, very grateful for your kind comment! Doing my best in providing useful & entertaining info!

    All the best,

    Mike

  3. Christine August 10, 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    Awesome video.
    BTW, I love your site.

  4. Anil August 8, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

    …on target, although not that I know any better 😛

  5. Anil August 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

    Thanks for the answers, I think those are pretty on target. I guess they can put away a lot of grass, they eat all day it seems!

  6. Africafreak August 8, 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    Hey Anil! 🙂

    Great question! 😉

    Although I’m no expert on this particular matter, here are some possibilities:

    1. The stomach is full, as the wildebeest had just been eating before getting killed. I’ve seen it a couple of times in the bush, and this one time our guide actually opened up the stomach so we could see what was inside! Pretty impressive, and plenty of fine particles of grass…just like when you mow your lawn, except even finer!

    2. The stomach blows up as it gets into contact with the outside air!

    3. There’s plenty of bacteria inside our stomachs. In other words, these little fellows (known as decomposers), produce chemical reactions through respiration, eating habits, etc. These reactions cause the stomach to increase in volume.

    Hope that makes sense in some way…that’s my theory on the matter.

    Any other people with a different view?

    Cheers 🙂

  7. Brianna Graves August 7, 2009 at 11:06 pm #

    Amazing! It must be so exciting to see this in person.

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