Clumsy giraffe gets its leg caught around rival’s neck during scrap

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SAYING these giraffes are fighting fit might be a bit of a stretch.

The males were all set for a rumble when one got a leg stuck on the other’s neck.

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The males were all set for a fight until the larger, more aggressive male got his leg caught on the smaller giraffe’s neck[/caption]

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Conservationist Angela Ferguson, 28, captured the awkward confrontation at the Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe[/caption]

Conservationist Angela Ferguson, 28, at Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe, said: “They were tangled for a while. Most people, even experts, have never seen such a thing.”

She said: “The giraffes weren’t going to have a full-blown fight and the sub-adult appears to be rather submissive.

“His leg was just a freak event and caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.


The conservation Biologist captured the moment on camera in Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe in March.

Maybe that’s just how they get their kicks?

It’s not the first time we’ve seen animals squaring up for a rumble, as these creatures mimicking Bruce Lee show.

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Conservationist Angela said: ‘His leg was just a freak event and caught in the wrong place at the wrong time’[/caption]

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Angela says experts have never seen such a thing[/caption]

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The larger male remains trapped and looks hopping mad[/caption]

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The smaller giraffe finally bows out and frees the challenger’s leg from its neck[/caption]