[nikonf4] Re: Lion's lunch?

  • From: Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, f4@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 18:32:47 -0800 (PST)

I worked at the Detroit Zoo when I was in high school and had a chance to 
interact with the lions. I'm convinced cat behavior is all the same whether 
a domestic cat, lion, cheetah or whatever. The difference is that a lion can do 
real damage if it attacks and a domestic cat really can't. The guy did exactly 
the right thing by standing still when the lioness faced him and put her head 
down. That was her indication that she would have flushed him if he moved very 
much. Big cats will very seldom attack anything that they don't  or can't 

I saw some amazing footage of an cheetah on the attack. There was a very young 
springbok fawn crouching in the grass as its mother had taught it to do. The 
cheetah approached and the fawn just froze. The cheetah cuffed at it to make it 
move, which it finally did. It ran about 10 feet and the cheetah only then 
chased it, pounced and killed it. 

From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
To: f4@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, February 10, 2011 8:39:42 PM
Subject: [nikonf4] Lion's lunch?

This is closer than I want to be!



"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument." 

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