Hippos attack Crocodile
Report from: www.stuff.co.nz
A photographer in the Serengeti has captured spectacular footage of a group of hippos attacking a crocodile. These explosive pictures show the moment a hasty crocodile was killed after getting trapped in a maze of angry hippos.
The spectacularly rare battle of the beasts was caught on camera by stunned wildlife photographer Vaclav Silha. The 45-year-old Czech got the shock of his life after setting up his camera on the banks of a river in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, to take snaps of a huge group of 50 hippos bathing in the river. A colossal fight broke out between the group and a sneaky crocodile that strayed too close to a mother with calves. The unlucky crocodile’s armoured body was no match for the raging hippos – one of the most aggressive creatures in the animal kingdom that can apply several tons of pressure in a single bite. One of these pictures was originally published in the November issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine.