AcidRock23 wrote:I recall reading that lions and other big cats kill their prey by hitting a key spot, spinal cord or artery or organ or something like that and, if they didn't hit one, they buffalo could have survived. Those lions were pwned. That is some great footage...
Yeah, my wife was asking me about cheetahs the other day, and I was telling her how the cheetah has to run and then knock the animal over. Because cheetahs are relatively small, they can't just maul their prey. They usually grab onto the prey's neck or back (spine), bite hard, and wait. The key is usually knocking the prey down first so that they can target their kill bite accurately.
I imagine the lions spent so much time trying to wrestle the baby away from the gator that they didn't have time to worry about where they were biting.
After that, the herd had arrived, and it was go time.