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Jonothan Hen-Boisen
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26 Oct 2017
11:03 am

VIDEO: 30 hippos attack a crocodile

Jonothan Hen-Boisen

The hippos refused to allow the crocodile into their territory, and quickly made sure they remove him from their space.

Screen grab of the attack.

Harish Kumar (71), a retired sonographer, recently recalled the battle they saw at Hippo Pool while visiting, Lowvelder reports

“We were travelling in a Dutch group of about 18 people. It was a gorgeous day, and we only had two days of holiday left. Our guide took us out on a drive to the Hippo Pool.”

“We were all just strolling around everywhere when suddenly my wife called me to tell me that something was going on there in the pool. I ran to get there and immediately started filming immediately – there wasn’t even time to get the tripod set up. Luck was absolutely on my side, as I was able to stand with my camera in the right place to film.”

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Video courtesy of Kruger Sightings’ YouTube channel.

Kumar said: “This was just an unbelievable sighting. The crocodile has somehow managed to maneuver himself into the middle of a pod of angry hippos.

“These guys wanted him out of their territory immediately. The croc was completely outnumbered and found himself being thrown around and bitten by the hippos. Luckily, he managed to get away unharmed. This was a right time right place encounter.”


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– Caxton News Service

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