Instant Karma: Pronghorn Destroys Drone Hovering a Little Too Close for Comfort
OutdoorHub Reporters 11.12.19
This footage is not new, but you probably won’t ever see anything like it again! This Texas pronghorn gave a drone pilot a glimpse at nature’s beauty, and then followed up with a big serving of nature’s wrath..
An amateur wildlife photographer was filming a pronghorn somewhere in West Texas when he took things just a little too far.
The pronghorn seems startled by the drone buzzing around its head, so it looks to clear out of the area. After realizing the drone was in pursuit, the animal stood its ground and the drone kept moving in closer. Finally, the drone was within striking distance, and the pronghorn used the opportunity to headbutt it right out of the sky!
Though not an antelope, pronghorn are often referred to in North America as the American antelope, prong buck, pronghorn antelope, prairie antelope, or simply antelope because of their close resemblance.
Pronghorns claim the title for fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere, and they use this ability as a means to avoid predators. While clocking these speed goats isn’t easy, it’s said they can run 35 mph for four miles, 42 mph for one mile, and 55 mph for 0.5 miles. Second only to the cheetah, Pronghorns are often cited as the second-fastest land animal.