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Sight is used instead of smell like most cats. Termite mounds and trees are used as observation points. Once the prey is located, the cheetah will attempt to sneek up close befor the full chase. Cheetah's are sprint hunters. Most prey must be caught within 20 seconds of the chase or the cheetah will tire. Once the prey is brought down the cheetah must hide the food and rest before eating. It feeds quickly because Lions and Hyenas often steal the catch from the cheetah. Known as clean eaters, they do not return to the body to feed again and will leave the skin, bones, and entrails.