Skip to comments.Hippo vs. Crocodile: Stunning Photos Show Beastly Showdown in the Wild
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...
The article shows nothing, no fight, no resolution.
I bet you'll have the same complaint about my video of Donkey vs. RINO.
From the way I read it, the crocs only got the already dead hippo. (Hippos are pretty bad ass themselves)
Sad that is so true.
Oh list keeper....
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)
What did I do with that list?
Well, here’s a “Hippo versus .....” with a different ending:
Time for “crew served, belt fed.”
LOL that’s the way I read it too.
Yeah. Only slightly less dangerous than the humans..
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....
I don’t think hippos are impressed by crocs at all.
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.
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.
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.
I always thought Hippos had the upper hand because they were so large. I might disagree with the author’s assessment of the situation.
Myabe the hippos could’t kick ass cause they were either gay,or gender confused?
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..
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!
Ping to that .....just because I can’t stop laughing at that!
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.
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