Best. Video. Ever.

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

What do you get when a herd of buffalo, a pride of lions, and two alligators crocodiles converge for a free-for-all smack down at a South African wildlife preserve? The most-viewed YouTube video of 2007.

Who knew buffalo were so badass?

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10 Responses to “Best. Video. Ever.”

  1. #1 |  The Owner's Manual | 

    The underlying lesson to be learned from this video is that there is buffalospeak for “Hey, come on, everybody. Timmy’s in trouble!”

  2. #2 |  Persona non grata | 

    Awesome! Would a herd of humans react in the same manner as a herd of buffalo?

  3. #3 |  gary | 

    I saw a discovery/animal planet thing on the buffalo in Yellowstone.
    They had crossed the boundary out of the park, which made them fair game for the “hunters” who were waiting. It was winter, with super deep snow, yet they refused to abandon their older companion who was having trouble, and pushed him back inside the park, under fire.

    It was obvious that they realized what might happen, because they knew that once they were on the other side they were safe, but at the same time, they needed to find food. They are very intelligent and compassionate animals.

  4. #4 |  Ochressandro | 

    Persona: History is not suggestive of that outcome.

  5. #5 |  j a higginbotham | 

    Cape buffalo are one of “the big 5” and can be very dangerous

  6. #6 |  Windypundit | 

    For the strength of the Herd is the Buffalo, and the strength of the Buffalo is the Herd.

  7. #7 |  doggedpursuit | 

    At risk of being labeled persnickety…….

    There are two species of alligators in the world. One species is found exclusively in China, the other in the southern United States.

    Those are crocodiles.

  8. #8 |  Tinker | 

    Any one who was aware of African hunting, to any degree at all, would have known Cape Buffalo, are extremely cheesed off about SOMETHING, all the time. (Mostly by somebody shooting a rather large rifle somewhere in their direction.)

    Peter Hathaway Capstick, in his career as a Professional Hunter, once made a spear out of an old truck spring, and skewered a Cape Buffalo with it, (on a bet? on a dare? just because he was feeling exceedingly brave that morning? I reckon White Hunters can feel that way on any given morning) After a few hours with his spear in the beast’s vitals he was getting weary and asked his backup man to shoot it. It was still healthy enough to give the man a bad time.

  9. #9 |  DaveT | 

    Nature (or God if you really prefer…) is a savage bitch eh? Those lions have to eat something (the Crocs too).

  10. #10 |  Dan | 

    Almost makes you think twice about natural selection, doesn’t it?