Hippos attack Crocodile in Serengeti

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Hippos vs Croc

Hippos attack Crocodile

Report from: www.stuff.co.nz

Date: 18/11/2009

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.

Hippos vs Croc

Hippos vs Croc

Hippos vs Croc

Hippos vs Croc


  1. JBilly75

    July 4, 2011

    The crocodile didn’t have a chance, but that was for sure a stupid move…
    almost as stupid as a human racing through the backs of crocodiles to cross a river…

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