Baby Hippo Harasses Monster Crocodile

Baby Hippo Harasses Monster Crocodile

 


Baby Hippo Harasses Monster Crocodile

This is the unbelievable moment a baby hippo pushes its luck and harasses a crocodile minding its own business. This incredible sighting was observed in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

Can hippos and cocodiles co-exist?


These two species rarely interact, but both may have to compete for the same food source from time to time as hippos are omnivores, whereas crocodiles are strictly carnivores. It has often been observed that crocodiles and hippos feed off the same carcass nearby water or even in the water. But they are not at all, what you would call friends.


58-Year old tour guide and photographer, Jan Hrbáček from WildPhoto was utterly fortunate to experience this rare interaction and shared the exciting story with LatestSightings.com:



“A large crocodile was basking in the sun on the bank of a waterhole. After a while, two hippos made their way out and approached the crocodile. One of the hippos started biting the crocodile’s tail. The crocodile seemed agitated, but did not retaliate immediately.”


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