Crazy Mountain Biking Safari – leaping Red Hartebeest tackles mtb guy

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Welcome to South Africa, we offer the finest big game safaris money can buy. Get up close and personal with all sorts of wild animals, including the Big Five. We even offer walking and cycling safaris in certain game reserves. Lots of fun and incredibly memorable experiences.

But none of these safaris are as extreme as the one you are about to witness in this video below. This unbelievable footage was captured by Team Jeep rider Travis Walker, riding behind his teammate Evan van der Spuy in the Albert Falls MTB event in Kwazulu Natal this weekend. This must rate as the most outrageous footage ever captured on a GoPro camera. Evan survived and is now fine, thanks to a good helmet, but was probably quite concussed and must have felt like he had just played in a rugby test against the All Blacks for 80 minutes, after literally being tackled off his mountain bike by a leaping Hartebeest! Watch the video here.

Here are some of Evan’s comments after the incident, from his Twitter feed:

-Thanks everyone for the messages! and to Specialized for your good quality helmet it definitely saved me this weekend!
- next time warn the riders about the Buck as well and not just the rhino because they do damage just as bad
-”Lived without Limits” & got tackled properly by a RedHarteBeest this weekend
-told you I would always give it horns :)
-thanks for clarifying what buck it was cause I didn’t exactly take notes… Ya Bakkies is a bit of a girl though
-all I need now is some Kudu biltong :)
- ya I’m good guys thanks to the help of 2 team jeep teammates Travis Walker and Partick Belton - can’t thank you guys enough
- Just saw the footage that put me in hospital with a very stiff neck take my hat off 2 Travis Walker you got some good camera skills man
- I’m all stable with nothing more than a very stiff neck thanks

Comments

  1. Paul

    October 11, 2011

    Love the comment ‘Holy Cow’ – no it was a Hartebeest

  2. Luke

    October 11, 2011

    This one is going into viral orbit. Over 3 million hits on youtube already, and counting. That’s over 2 million in the last 12 hours! And I just saw the clip on BBC TV news at 7pm.

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