If Wishes Were Horses, The Horse Would Be The Ultimate Predator

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Imagine if the horse had sharp claws instead of hooves and sharp flesh tearing teeth. This would be the ultimate present day predator

Imagine if the horse had sharp claws instead of hooves and sharp flesh tearing teeth. This would be the ultimate present day predator. Photo courtesy of Paul Kamande.

147 million years ago, in the Jurassic era, a 15metre long creature (almost 3 of the largest crocodiles ever recorded) weighing 45tonnes (about 6 elephants) ruled the seas. Fossil remains of this huge and fearsome marine predator, dubbed “Predator X”, have been discovered in Svalbard, a remote Norwegian Arctic archipelago.

Predator X had a head twice the size of Tyrannosaurus rex and its bite had four times the force, at around 15,000 kilograms over the whole jaw. Its teeth were each around 1 foot long. Predator X’s brain was of a similar type and size, proportionally, to that of today’s great white shark.

This was the predator then, but as I read this brief I could not stop comparing predator X with any living predator. None of the predators both in the sea and on the land even comes close. So I decided to play a ‘what if’ game and see if I added sharp teeth and claws to an already existing animal, whether I could get the ultimate predator.

It didn’t take long before I landed on an animal which, if it had claws and sharp teeth, it would be the ultimate predator and not only a king of the jungle but ‘the Hitler of the jungle’ so to speak. Imagine if the horse had sharp claws instead of hooves and sharp flesh tearing teeth. This would be the ultimate present day predator.

With the largest horse ever recorded standing at 7.2 feet tall and weighing a whopping 1,500kg, the horse might be the number one contender for this title. To add on to these massive metrics, the horse has excellent day and night vision. So if you are prey, you would not want to use the cover of darkness as a defence mechanism unless if you can see at night as well as you can during the day!

The horse has excellent balance owing to the fact that it can feel its footing which means it can maneuver corners easily as well as do high leaps in to the air and land perfectly. This, plus its amazing stamina that allows it to run for long periods at maximum speed without running out of breath, makes it more ferocious.

Compared to the king of the jungle, the horse seems to be a much better predator. If you look at the lion, it has great stamina, strength and explosive power. The lion lives in a pride which means it is well protected from other harmful creatures in the wild.

When you come to the horse, it can see well at night so as a predator it would be a very formidable one. Like the lion, it has amazing stamina that would allow it to chase down its prey to exhaustion. Most animals cannot maintain high speeds for long like the horse can hence the horse would not need to stalk prey like the fast-sprinting gazelle which would be run to death so to speak.

The horse is also a very strong animal in terms of sheer power. There are not many grass eating animals that can out power the horse if it came to a one-on-one show down. Its massive frame would mean it would require large prey to satisfy its likely massive appetite. This would mean that it would have to hunt massive prey such as buffalo. With the horses’ strength and power this would not be a daunting task.

Another advantage the horse has as a predator is that it lives wildly in a herd which means it is well protected, and hunting would only become easier with other heard members to assist. With the stallion as a dominant member of this herd, the horses would become the most dangerous animal group in the wild.

So in a nut shell a horse with claws and sharp teeth would be the most ferocious animal on the planet and it would probably alter the ecosystem as we know it. But in a world with such a horse, superman would not be a fairy tale but a reality, dinosaurs would still roam the earth and this article would not exist.

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Paul Kamande is a passionate, controversial, unique and captivating writer. What he writes, you will want to read. His articles focus on distorting reality and embracing another side of humanity that only exists in our minds. We can learn so much more if we allow ourselves to fully use our mental capacity.
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