JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Cyclists face many perils: Saddle sores, dangerous drivers. Only in South Africa, they also need to worry about giraffe attacks, apparently.
Yes, giraffes. Those strange-looking herbivores aren't known for attacking humans, but in sad news from South Africa, a man was reportedly killed by a giraffe while out biking on the grounds of a game lodge.
"He had gone cycling alone," Colonel Ronel Otto told local media. "He was allegedly attacked, or trampled, by a giraffe."
The full story isn't yet clear, with a post mortem underway Tuesday after 45-year-old Braam Bosse's body was found by guests at the Thabo Monate Game Lodge in Limpopo province, with his bicycle lying nearby.
It's worth remembering a line from the end of that video, a warning to all cyclists: "This is why you wear a helmet!"
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