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Predator Speed | by William A. LaCrosse III ~ lonewolv
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Predator Speed

This Red Fox ran down this Squirrel so fast, and killed him in less than a second.

I heard his final scream, and saw the whole thing ..... c r a z y ~

 

If you want to know exactly what happened....at first, a bunch of coots were running and flying away over to near I was. Then, I saw the Red Fox running after them. When he was unsuccessful, he went to the waters edge and took a drink. Then he went into the high piles of tules and weeds looking around for something. I could not see him, but you could hear him in there scraping around. Then, that Squirrel jumped out of the tall weeds about 10 feet from me. I noticed he was not looking at me. Then, he just takes off running down the access road. Oh he might be safe, I thought, then about 5 or more seconds later, the Red Fox just catapults out of the tall weeds and takes off like a rocket. It was impressive to watch how his speed increased so fast. It looked like he hit 45, 50 miles per hr in a distance of about 30 yards. If the Squirrel would have keep running across the trail to the bay rocks he would have lived, but he decided to take his chances in the iceplants, and the Fox nailed him. I guess if theres a lesson in this, it could be that, to really reason swiftly in important quick unexpected decisions we may need to make, because not making the right one, could cost us our life.

 

Heron Bay

San Leandro, Ca

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Taken on April 2, 2012