A kill to watch: Impala hunts of human disrupted cheetah and people are mad


The fascinating spectacle of a cheetah hunting an impala enraged when the rules-breaking tourists intervened. (See video below.)

In a video posted on Tuesday latest scene From South Africa‘s Kruger National ParkThe quick cat separated its prey into an impala herd and followed it into a bystander’s BMW, according to a YouTube post.

Many hung out of their parked cars to watch the action, in violation of park rules and apparently scaring the cheetahs.

The Impala lay stunned next to the car, the big cat retreating toward the bush, but eventually leaning back to pull the Impala away.

Some watchers on YouTube expressed their dismay at the encroachment of visitors.

One commenter wrote, “Extremely unethical from an animal management perspective.” “Why on earth were so many cars allowed to enter such a small area of ​​the park?”

“Both prey and hunters were affected by congested traffic and human noise,” complained another.

A spokesperson for Latest Sightings, which posts wildlife videos from Kruger National Park, told HuffPost on Wednesday: “It’s very sad to see that many visitors are breaking the rules.”

“Since the scene happened near the Crocodile Bridge, a popular entry point into the park, the traffic really picked up and that’s why the number of onlookers is so high,” the spokesperson said.


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