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Hippo

Unread postby Richprins » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:32 pm

Just had to put this on from an email doing the rounds!

Not SANPARKS, but possibly Zim...

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Shows you how fast and aggressive they can be!

Wonder what the outcome was! :shock:

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Unread postby Bennievis » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:09 pm

Taken near Skukuza, on an early morning drive on the H4-1.

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Unread postby timbo » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:39 pm

This is different.

Have a look at this video.
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Unread postby Nico » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:11 pm

In this little video you can see how a territoriol Bull is chasing a young Bull away out of his territory.I filmed this from the Low water bridge near Lower Sabie. :wink:

[video]http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=aLEg8orSCQ4[/video] :shock:
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Hippo

Unread postby alicep » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:45 pm

Saw this hippo fight on 6 June 08 at the Ntandanyathi hide. At one stage 3 hippos were attacking this poor fellow. Really felt sorry for him. I suppose this is hippo life! Must say this was one of the highlights of our trip. You dont often see them fight.
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Unread postby Jock » Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:22 pm

This hippo was also seen at the Ntandanyathi Hide. Very unusal sight and just a very lucky shot.

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Re: Hippo

Unread postby francoisd » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:55 am

Have a look at this photo on ODP to see a good example of the teeth and jaws of this animal and why they can be so dangerous
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:27 am

Very nice example Cois.

One can also see that those ivory blades are sharpened as they slide up and down the upper teeth.

As I've mentioned before. Hippos have been seen biting a crocodiles in half.

I can't imagine biting anything tougher than a croc in half. :shock:
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:00 pm

alicep wrote:Saw this hippo fight on 6 June 08 at the Ntandanyathi hide. At one stage 3 hippos were attacking this poor fellow.

I am actually not surprised to read that, as we were there quite a bit in the 2 weeks just prior to that and could see tensions building up and lots of aggression being shown, dung showering, yawning etc.
I think there are really too many Hippos there now after the breaching of the Nhlangzwane Dam. :?
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby Nannie » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:12 am

Seen at Sweni hide,looks like his tooth has come up through the upper jaw.
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby Jock » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:34 am

Ouch, that has to hurt
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:06 pm

Has anyone seen the recent program on NatGeo Wild on Hippos?
It was about this man and his colleague who were taking tourists out in canoes on the river, hippo sighting. They came upon the mother and her calf, which went into another direction quickly.
They thought it was now safe to pass the hippos.
For some reason ( I cant remember) this one guide fell into the water.
The other reached into the water to help him out, when the huge bull came up from underneath.
The man went into the hippo's mouth up to his waist/lower back.
Hippo took him into the water.
The man is alive and telling the story.
He suspects that the sound of the paddle on the water irritated the hippo ( which can hear both above and beneath the water)
Unfortunately, they did not tell us the injuries this man received or if perhaps he is now in a wheelchair( they just kept showing his face and upper body)
Talk about an experience.
Also last year, saw people on the Lower Sabie bridge, getting out of the car ( seen from LS's deck)
WE quickly went there to see.
Were very fortunate to get a spot right above and next to the action.
A huge croc caught a baby hippo and struggled for a long time to actually swallow the hippo.
It was alive for quite some time.
Every time the croc threw hippo in air to swallow, the fish ( I suppose barbers) pulled it back, but eventually the croc succeeded.
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby Bahamut » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:16 am

Awesome sighting Yolandé. One of those once in a life time events that happen daily in the Kruger :dance:

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Re: Hippo

Unread postby shangri-la » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:48 pm

Yolandé Oelsen
Tell us about the Leopard. i can not believe you see a croc eating a baby Hippo

I Have a photo to show you, this hippo was alive, as i see his/her eyes open and noise, it was deep in the mud i only just see it

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some others i see

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Re: Hippo

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:30 pm

Shangri-la, it was great seing it. Sad though.
I'll post my once in a life time experience of the leopard in the leopard thread.. :)
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