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Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo
« on: May 10, 2013, 04:42:11 PM »
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Re: Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 04:47:17 PM »
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Evans' body was found down river two days later. Attempts were made to find and kill the rogue hippo, but he seemed to have gone into hiding. I'm convinced, though, that I met him one more time. Two years later I led an expedition down the Zambezi and as we drifted past the stretch where the attack had taken place, a huge hippo lurched out of the water next to my canoe. I screamed so loudly that those with me said they'd never heard anything like it. He dived back under and was never seen again. I'd bet my life savings it was the same hippo, determined to have the final word.



What kind of idiot would be back again....after reading descriptions of the wounds?  He's nutz!
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

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Re: Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 05:21:54 PM »
The hippo is responsible for more human fatalities in Africa than any other large animal. Male hippos actively defend their territories which run along the banks of rivers and lakes. Females have also been known to get extremely aggressive if they sense anyone coming in between their babies, who stay in the water while she feeds on the shore. Hippos can run at speeds of over 20 miles an hour and they have enormous jaws which host up to 20 inch canines.

http://goafrica.about.com/od/africasafariguide/tp/dangerousanimals.htm
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