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World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Holiness2100: 8:24pm On Aug 02, 2021
CRUSHED TO DEATH: World’s worst hippo attacks as nature’s ‘deadliest animal’ crushes bones, rip off legs and swallows people whole

THE hippo doesn’t immediately spring to mind when imagining deadly killers but its placid exterior hides a fearsome temper.

Forget about lions and tigers, it's the pot belied African river dweller that’s nature's deadliest land animal.

Male hippos weigh in at around 2.5 tons or more and are fiercely protective of their territory, taking on crocodiles that cross their paths.

Their powerful jaws can easily snap a croc or a canoe in half and they are armed with razor sharp teeth.

Every year they kill around 500 people in Africa - more than lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and rhinos put together.

'HELPLESS SCREAMS'


Kenya's Lake Naivasha is home to 2,000 of the deadly giants and a terrifying attack was captured by photographer Frederico Genovese.

Mathew Wanjiuku was ambushed by one of the giant creatures and held captive for 10 minutes while the animal continued to bite him.

“Stamping its feet and swinging its head vigorously, the hippo appeared to be trying to trample its victim,” said Frederico.

“There was a chorus of helpless screams coming from the water’s edge.”

The hippo can then be seen chomping on his arm, shoulder, and torso, leaving him on the floor losing blood and with seemingly no chance of escape.

Onlookers banged on a metal sheet to scare the huge mammal and eventually it moved off, leaving Mathew covered in blood.

SWALLOWED WHOLE

Paul Templer knows exactly what it’s like to get up close and personal with hippo.

A cranky hippopotamus left the tour guide with 39 “major” bite wounds and only one arm after the terrifying assault in his native Zimbabwe in 1996.

His near-fatal attack occurred near Victoria Falls and started when the animal knocked one of his pals out of his canoe.

“I managed to move my fingers around and was able to feel the bristles on the hippo’s snout. So then I knew where I was – I was head first up to my waist in a hippo’s throat.”

When the hippo eventually spat Paul out, he quickly swallowed the safari guide again – but this time from the feet first.

But as he swam towards his friends he saw “monster hippo” charging towards him with its jaws wide open and dragged him to the bottom of the river.

Paul was eventually rescued by one of his friends who he says showed “incredible bravery” to paddle over and grab him.

LEGS CRUSHED

Fisherman Enock Romano's legs were amputated under the knees suffering deep wounds when he was crushed by a hippo.

He was fishing with a friend on the beach of Lake Naivasha when the hippo attacked them.

Nurse Susan Kamau, said the two were brought to the hospital in serious condition and Enock’s legs of one of the victims were completely crushed.

"It was impossible to treat them,” she told The Standard.

DEADLY PET

Marius Els considered his pet hippo “like a son to me” and would often ride on the back of the animal, who he had adopted.

But the 40-year-old was found dead in a river after being repeatedly bitten by the huge hippo.

POUNCED ON WHILE SWIMMING

Jacob Kandjimi was swimming in a river when a hippo attacked, leaving him with deep wounds in his legs.

The six-year-old was in the Okavango River with his elder brother when the attack happened and he was rushed to hospital.

Luckily he survived the attack, which happened in Namibia in 2020, but was reportedly left traumatised by his ordeal.

FASTER THEN HUMANS

Despite their un-athletic exterior, the beasts can run faster than humans with fatal encounters common.

Hippos can reach speeds of 30mph and can easily outrun a human.

That's around 3mph faster than Usain Bolt, the fastest humanm who hit 27mph when he broke the 100 metres world record.


One gamekeeper in Uganda was forced to run for his life after disturbing a hungry beast having its favourite meal of grass.

Pictures show the terrified man fleeing down the road at Murchison Falls National Park.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15754636/worlds-worst-hippo-attacks-deadliest/amp/

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Holiness2100: 8:25pm On Aug 02, 2021

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by ubyways(m): 8:30pm On Aug 02, 2021
Hippo did this to them, unbelievable

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Shellsploit: 8:37pm On Aug 02, 2021
This is how bubu will crush us when he's done with us..


NwaAmaikpe sef!

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Nobody: 8:39pm On Aug 02, 2021
hippo, better peppersoup

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Goldbw122: 8:45pm On Aug 02, 2021
Meat that we should havebuse to celebration cubana mother's remembrance.

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Righteousness2(m): 8:52pm On Aug 02, 2021
Hippo bad gan...

Man's Dominion and friendship over these creatures was lost when our Papa and Mama , Adam and Eve chop that forbidden fruit.

Praise to GOD that Program of GOD will be restored when we return with JESUS for the Millienium reign here on Earth. Then we will witness and partake live in the Orginal plan of GOD for Humans. Just ensure you are Saved through JESUS and Prepared for the Rapture which is upon us.

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Machinegun91(m): 8:59pm On Aug 02, 2021
Hip hop music
Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by insidelife22(m): 9:00pm On Aug 02, 2021
Dinta na hunter but hippo dey hunt dinta,now what did I say again,buhari.

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Afamsi: 9:16pm On Aug 02, 2021
Everywhere for this animal body na meat. Am already salivating.

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by iamyemiakins(m): 9:20pm On Aug 02, 2021
Afamsi:
Everywhere for this animal body na meat. Am already salivating.
Shey you fit crush the animal sha? grin

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Afamsi: 9:23pm On Aug 02, 2021
iamyemiakins:
Shey you fit crush the animal sha? grin
with a gun yeah

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by illicit(m): 9:46pm On Aug 02, 2021
shocked

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by ciro11(m): 11:55pm On Aug 02, 2021
Damn! Hippos are brutal

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Bifwoli: 2:52am On Aug 03, 2021
Afamsi:
Everywhere for this animal body na meat. Am already salivating.
Stop it ,stop it ,stop it asap . This is how West Africa has lost most of its wildlife coz everybody just sees meat and pepper soup in it instead of tourist dollars n conservation.

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by sammy7410(m): 7:02pm On Aug 03, 2021
Say Amen and move on

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by sylve11: 7:02pm On Aug 03, 2021
When you see one, run for your life. cool
Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Enoch07: 7:02pm On Aug 03, 2021
Allow them to live there lives in peace they won't hear.

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by EXLOVER(m): 7:03pm On Aug 03, 2021
I won't forget the day my friends and i went to smoke some marijuana deep inside the forest, while we were smoking and Hippo came to the scene, my friends ran and left me with the huge mighty Hippo. He stared at me, i stared at him too, i gently pick up the dry gin that was close to me, then i blow some smoke to heaven, i drank the gin while the Hippo was still staring at me, i had to spill everything from my mouth to his eyes, he got blind immediately and started crying for help. I ran immediately from the scene, when i got home, i picked my phone, i was seeing RIP all over.


The moral of the story is always learn to face your fears

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Nobody: 7:03pm On Aug 03, 2021
Nawa.. Hippopotamus, Elephant and Rhino are all very dangerous.. try hard to avoid any confrontation of those large animals

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Tomilola360: 7:03pm On Aug 03, 2021
Righteousness2:
Hippo bad gan...

Man's Dominion and friendship over these creatures was lost when our Papa and Mama , Adam and Eve chop that forbidden fruit.

Praise to GOD that Program of GOD will be restored when we return with JESUS for the Millienium reign here on Earth. Then we will witness and partake live in the Orginal plan of GOD for Humans. Just ensure you are Saved through JESUS and Prepared for the Rapture which is upon us.

How much do you need exactly.

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by sammysneh(m): 7:04pm On Aug 03, 2021
This is one of the reasons Nigeria don’t spare these wild animals straight butchering

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:05pm On Aug 03, 2021
Damn it!
That was a lucky escape.
When it is not your time to die,
Nothing can kill you, even if you take a bullet to the head,

We've seen and read about that many times.
But when it is your time to leave this world, even just drinking a glass of water could take you to the world beyond!
God is Great!!!

Hippopotamus are really really dangerous,
This is what happens when a crocodile comes close to a baby hippo.....

Iyalaya.

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by money121(m): 7:05pm On Aug 03, 2021
Ok
Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by PAWG(m): 7:06pm On Aug 03, 2021
I hope to never see one

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by victorazy(m): 7:06pm On Aug 03, 2021
ubyways:
Hippo did this to them, unbelievable

Yes!

In record, hipo has killed more than lion.

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Rahkman: 7:06pm On Aug 03, 2021
Na kante dey that last pic?? grin grin grin cheesy him don leave france??

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Xscape047: 7:06pm On Aug 03, 2021
Oyaana
Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by WhatCanIsay(m): 7:06pm On Aug 03, 2021
That animal is extremely strong ooo!

In Igbo we call them, "anyịm gbawara ụgbọ".

What vexes me is upon how dull and big it looks, it is also too fast.

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:07pm On Aug 03, 2021
sammy7410:
Ok
@your image?!
What view of yours are they blocking bayi cool

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Re: World’s Worst Hippo Attacks As Nature’s ‘deadliest Animal Crushes Bones(Graphic) by Jayrockk: 7:07pm On Aug 03, 2021
Nawa o

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