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Hippo vs. Crocodile: Stunning Photos Show Beastly Showdown in the Wild
New York Daily News ^ | 4/16

Posted on 04/16/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway

An army of crocodiles took on a herd of massive hippos -- although if you ask us, this fight doesn't seem quite fair. Check out the wild photos from the beastly battle...

It's nature at it's most stunning -- and also it's most brutal. A herd of hippos was no match for this throng of hungry crocodiles that descended upon the unsuspecting beasts at the South Luangwa National Park in Eastern Zambia. See how the drama unfolded...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: crocodiles; hippos; zambia


1 posted on 04/16/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The article shows nothing, no fight, no resolution.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 5:00:40 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi
The article shows nothing, no fight, no resolution.

I bet you'll have the same complaint about my video of Donkey vs. RINO.

3 posted on 04/16/2014 5:03:05 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: nickcarraway

From the way I read it, the crocs only got the already dead hippo. (Hippos are pretty bad ass themselves)


4 posted on 04/16/2014 5:04:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: KarlInOhio
LMAO! That was a very good!

Sad that is so true.

5 posted on 04/16/2014 5:06:27 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: shibumi

Oh list keeper....


6 posted on 04/16/2014 5:07:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway
Now there's something I wouldn't mind seeing from a safe distance. There's not a magazine with high enough capacity for this vicinity.


7 posted on 04/16/2014 5:07:35 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: nickcarraway

The photo series shows a few crocs nosing around an already dead hippo, (”the crocs managed to snag one of the enormous beasts lying dead in the water”) then various other hippo photos. Nothing at all like “the remaining hippos frantically tried to make their escape up stream”.

“THOUSANDS FLEE SCREAMING IN PANIC AS GODZILLA TRAMPLES TOKYO!” (One showing tonight only @ 9 pm. Only $5 per car load. Popcorn $0.50, Drinks $0.50)


8 posted on 04/16/2014 5:09:25 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: Joe 6-pack

What did I do with that list?

Well, here’s a “Hippo versus .....” with a different ending:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQnFuGk1ARo


9 posted on 04/16/2014 5:11:57 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Time for “crew served, belt fed.”


10 posted on 04/16/2014 5:13:06 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway
A herd of hippos was no match for this throng of hungry crocodiles that descended upon the unsuspecting beasts at the South Luangwa National Park in Eastern Zambia.

No kidding? Whenever I see a nature documentary about hippos, they come across as some of the most dangerous, ill-tempered animals in Africa, and perfectly capable of biting a full-grown crocodile in half.
11 posted on 04/16/2014 5:17:29 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: BwanaNdege

LOL that’s the way I read it too.


12 posted on 04/16/2014 5:24:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Yeah. Only slightly less dangerous than the humans..


13 posted on 04/16/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: Telepathic Intruder
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14 posted on 04/16/2014 5:35:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Fungi

Reminds me of a G Gordon Liddy story of boating up an African river on an errand and stopping to warn some Peace Corp guys who were undressing and about to swim in the river, saying there were crocs in there. The young know-it-alls told Liddy and company to stuff it and the boat moved on. When the boat returned a short time later, there were the clothes still on the river bank but the men were gone....


15 posted on 04/16/2014 5:39:12 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I don’t think hippos are impressed by crocs at all.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 5:42:12 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: nickcarraway

What I see in the photos are crocs surrounding an already dead, mud covered hippo that appear close to being corralled by a line of live hippos who do not seem afraid of the crocs at all. Definite wariness there.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 5:44:50 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: nickcarraway

My wife showed me a video of a panther swimming silently up behind a croc on a small island, pouncing on the reptile, biting its neck, and calmly swimming off with the beast in its mouth like a housecat with a dead mouse. One of the most incredible videos I’ve ever seen.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 6:14:28 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Yeah, anything I have ever seen about them interacting crocs get the heck out of dodge if an adult hippo comes their way, baby hippos excepted.

Freegards


19 posted on 04/16/2014 6:20:34 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: RegulatorCountry

I always thought Hippos had the upper hand because they were so large. I might disagree with the author’s assessment of the situation.


20 posted on 04/16/2014 6:22:15 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: cripplecreek

Myabe the hippos could’t kick ass cause they were either gay,or gender confused?


21 posted on 04/16/2014 6:24:36 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: RegulatorCountry

Hippos, like elephants, appear to mourn when one of them dies. They’ll often linger for days around the carcass, loathe to leave. Crocs are the garbagemen of the river system..


22 posted on 04/16/2014 6:30:26 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: cripplecreek
Crocs only kill baby hippos if the mother isn't around. The hippo isn't natural prey of crocs. This writer doesn't know what he's talking about. They say a hippo will bite a croc in half, something I've never seen.
23 posted on 04/16/2014 7:10:05 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: peeps36

right,we all know that hippos are known for having the most intense bite in the animal kingdom.did anyone see that documentary?it was regarding the top 10(or more) most powerful bites in the kingdom.Hippo was the last beast any man wants to do battle with!


24 posted on 04/16/2014 7:13:38 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: peeps36
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25 posted on 04/16/2014 7:14:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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26 posted on 04/16/2014 7:16:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Ping to that .....just because I can’t stop laughing at that!


27 posted on 04/16/2014 7:17:06 PM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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28 posted on 04/16/2014 7:19:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Agreed. You may have also seen the series where mother hippo pushes her calf up on top of feeding crocs, and the crocs do not touch the calf. I have learned repeatedly that crocs give way to hippos all the time.


29 posted on 04/16/2014 7:50:45 PM PDT by SgtHooper (I lost my tag!)
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