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    From the Melbourne Herald Sun, November 18:

    Even ferocious crocodiles can come off worst in the wild. This youngster went far too close to a mother hippo and her calves bathing with the herd in the Nile in Tanzania.

    The ferocious adult hippos closed ranks, forcing the croc into a survival dash across their backs. But he wasn't snappy enough.

    Vaclac Silha, who took the shots, said: "Their mutual respect is forgotten when hippos think their little ones are in danger."


    Amazing photo gallery here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMiller View Post
    From the Melbourne Herald Sun, November 18:

    Even ferocious crocodiles can come off worst in the wild. This youngster went far too close to a mother hippo and her calves bathing with the herd in the Nile in Tanzania.

    The ferocious adult hippos closed ranks, forcing the croc into a survival dash across their backs. But he wasn't snappy enough.

    Vaclac Silha, who took the shots, said: "Their mutual respect is forgotten when hippos think their little ones are in danger."


    Amazing photo gallery here.

    Alan
    Thanks for that Alan! Those were some amazing photos! I can't believe that the crocodile was actually trying to crawl across those hippos! Bad choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMiller View Post
    Even ferocious crocodiles can come off worst in the wild.
    Leverage of numbers, eh?
    It takes only one hippo jaw to clamp down anywhere along the croc's bod and the croc is pretty well immobilized, allowing others to nip-and-tuck where they will.

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