Animals

Deer Cheat Death by .1 Seconds After It Spots a Lurking Tiger

Here, we watch as a stunning female tiger pursues and kills a deer. The video was recorded at India’s Sariska Reserve. While a juvenile male and female tiger were reclaiming their territory at the time of filming, poachers had completely wiped off the tigers in this area. A significant component of that is hunting prey successfully. To see the entire footage of this tiger’s hunting prowess and the incredible deer escape maneuvers, scroll down!

What Do Tigers Normally Eat?

Tigers must be skilled at killing other animals since they are obligate carnivores (animals that must consume flesh to survive). They favor big ungulates, which are animals with hooves. They will consume deer, as well as antelope, water buffalo, wild cattle, and other animals. In fact, deer account for about 75% of the food of the majority of tiger populations. Additionally, they frequently hunt the biggest ungulates that inhabit nearby.

However, tigers won’t pass up the chance to eat other creatures! Primates, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and even insects have all been observed consuming them. A tiger has been known to target calves rather than an adult elephant or rhinoceros that is acting aggressively.

What Hunting Method Does the Tiger Use?

Tigers hunt on their own, unlike lions. They employ the’stalk and ambush’ strategy. The hunting process consists of three steps, as may be seen in this clip. The tiger hides away from the prey animal in the first strategy, concealment. When the prey is close enough for a surprise rush and, hopefully, a kill, the tiger stalks it. In this instance, the deer recognized the tiger before it could make the decisive charge. The deer fled, leaving the tiger starving and deteriorating.

Tigers consume a lot of energy while attempting to hunt their prey, needing at least 11 to 13 pounds of flesh per day on average for females. Tiger hunts aren’t always successful. Before they finally succeed in getting a meal, they could try numerous times in vain. According to some studies, only one effort out of every twelve is successful. According to other studies, the success rate is under 30%. We hope the tiger was successful on his subsequent effort!