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Behemoths have beaten off a cub at a crocodile

This drama was played on the bank of Nile in National park Serengeti in Tanzania. The young crocodile tried to catch for a dinner of a cub of the behemoth. Females of hippopotamuses having noticed danger have crowded round kids, and males have soon appeared in time also. The crocodile who has swum up on imprudence too close, has appeared in a trap from 50 (!) Behemoths.

the Czech photographer - the animal painter 45 - summer   became the Witness of this unique fight; Vaclav Silha.

Unexpectedly the crocodile has jumped out of water and has rushed off directly on backs of hippopotamuses. Possibly, it has begun to panic and tried to escape thus. I have not believed to the eyes! .

It was its second and last error. Huge jaws of the behemoth were closed on a body of a reptile. It is literally for some seconds   the crocodile has been torn to pieces, and its breathless corpse has fallen under water .

At behemoths only two natural enemies, it is lions and crocodiles. And both those and others attack only cubs of a hippopotamus, with the adult individual it not to consult. Force of a sting of the behemoth reaches about 500 kg, informs The Daily Mail.


Suddenly the crocodile has jumped out of water and has rushed on backs of hippopotamuses...
a photo: Vaclav Silha/ Barcroft

... But it is far to it it was not possible to escape...
the Photo: Vaclav Silha/ Barcroft

... On a body of a reptile powerful jaws of the behemoth were closed...
a photo: Vaclav Silha/ Barcroft

... The crocodile has become soft...
a photo: Vaclav Silha/ Barcroft

... And soon its breathless corpse has fallen on a bottom
the Photo: Vaclav Silha/ Barcroft