August 2017, brought us one of the most unbelievable nature videos of all time. It was then that 72-year-old pensioner Mervyn Van Wyk and his wife Tokkie were in Kruger, parked near a waterhole, when they noticed a crocodile snatch the leg of a drinking wildebeest. So far the sighting is already special, but there was more to come.
Mervyn explained to Latestsightings, “ It was a fabulous Friday morning and at approximately 09:30 we were driving close to Transport dam on the on the H1-1, about 2 kilometres on the S66 between Pretoriuskop and Skukuza.
“We happened to notice that one unlucky wildebeest was grabbed by a crocodile on his right rear hoof. This began a game of tug of war that lasted for around 8 minutes. The wildebeest would try dragging itself out of the water whilst the croc would pull it back in. You could see the exhaustion that the poor wildebeest was experiencing,” he explained.
” I then noted what I thought were more crocodiles approaching but then saw it was actually 2 hippos.”
What the two hippos did next has become legendary, with experts saying their action was likely based on territorial behaviour. It is nonetheless extremely special and is today’s historical Wildlife video.
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