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Watch Gazelle VS Alligator In The Ocean

Watch Gazelle VS Alligator In The Ocean
Gazelle VS Alligator In The Ocean. Image by istheBruce Vlogs via YouTube
Gazelle VS Alligator. Credit: istheBruce Vlogs – Source: YouTube

Have you ever seen a more tedious video?! The video above will keep you on the edge of your seats. The Gazelle is walking through the water calmly, when all of a sudden, an alligator is spotted creeping up behind the Gazelle! Once the Gazelle realize, the chase is on. The alligator speeds up and is on the Gazelle tail, eventually grabbing her hind legs. All while this is going down, there is hilarous commentary in the background, claiming “Alligator is a fish, Gazelle is not a fish, why are you in the water silly!”.

Join us as we dive deep into exploring the Gazelle and alligators speeds…

Gazelle Speed on Land

Symbiotic Relationship of a Gazelle and a Spider
Image by Magda Ehlers via Pexels

Gazelles get to an incredible speed on land. This shows us their combination of agility and grace. With their long legs and slender bodies, these creatures can reach speeds of up to 50-60 miles per hour (80-97 kilometers per hour) in short bursts! This agility lets gazelles to escape from predators such as cheetahs and lions.

Gazelle Speed in Water (Limited Adaptation for Aquatic Locomotion)

While gazelles are adapted for swift movement on land, their abilities in water are limited. Unlike some other ungulates, such as deer, gazelles are not well-equipped for swimming. Their slender build and hooves are not made for water, and they usually avoid water bodies.

Alligator Speed in Water

Alligator, laying on grass. Image via. Michael Seeley from Melbourne, FL, United States, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Alligators are predators both on land and in water. Although it is in water environments where they preform the best. Because of their powerful tails and webbed feet, alligators are can swim at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour (32 kilometers per hour) in short bursts! Their streamlined bodies and muscular tails make them agile in the water and also make them great hunters in the murky depths of swamps, rivers, and and in this case lakes.

Alligator Speed on Land (Surprisingly Swift Ambush Predators)

Alligators are also surprisingly fast on land! While they may appear sluggish out of water, alligators can reach speeds of up to 11 miles per hour (18 kilometers per hour). This agility comes in handy when ambushing prey near the water’s edge.

Bottom Line

Alligator wants to swim. Larry D. Moore, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Overall, this article has taught us that life can always be unpredictable and happen unexpectedly! Learning the behavioral traits of these two magnificent creatures also gives us a much bigger appreciation for them.

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