Baby elephant vs. crocodile tug of war

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Crocodile bites baby elephant's truck

Picture taken by photographer Johan Opperman in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Under the watchful eye of its family, the baby elephant had gone to the edge of an African waterhole for a drink.

Unfortunately, the leafy pond was perfect camouflage for a hungry crocodile, which clamped its teeth on to the end of its surprised victim’s trunk and began a tug-of-war.

Hearing the baby’s calls of distress, the herd of elephants immediately went to its rescue, scaring off the crocodile by trumpeting and stamping the ground. After the attack the herd stayed with the youngster.

When the baby had recovered the herd crossed the waterhole together in safety, only yards from where the crocodile had been hiding.
Daily Mail
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7 comentarii:

Unknown said...

Crocodile tragedy.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh! poor baby, i'm glad it got away!

Sharp Curves said...

And that folks is what happens when you don't listen to your mother when she's says "Mind your own business" and go poking your nose into other peoples affairs.

I hope the lil' guy recovered well and learnt his lesson.

Anonymous said...

awwwwwwww!!!!!!! elephants are my FAVROITE animal! that is the saddest thing ever!!!!!:(:(

Anonymous said...

Too bad the elephant wasn't ripped to shreds.

Anonymous said...

The baby went to drink water under the watchful eye of the heard. It's a matter of life not manners

ButterFinger said...

Elephants are very smart,probably won't happen again.

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