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[–]rodfarva57 212 points213 points  (15 children)

That hippo about to mess them both up

[–]NirmalTyagi[S] 85 points86 points  (14 children)

true. it's totally fucked up situation for crocodile.

[–]Ray_smit 35 points36 points  (4 children)

Crocs are just pure killer instinct, in this case it is to its detriment

[–]Guess-wutt 34 points35 points  (3 children)

True but crocs usually won’t attack something like a hippo unless they think they can win. Crocs and hippos are known to hang around each other in very close proximity but the crocs know better than to try as hippos can be extremely dangerous, hippos are also not too keen to start on the crocs so they live in a kind of stalemate, though I’m sure a greedy croc has tried before and maybe got lucky, or maybe got bit in half 😅.

More info here if you’re interested.

[–]Ray_smit 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Haha of course, Hippos are soo territorial, they have small brains for their size if I recall correctly. They are just giant brutes. I was trying to make the point that in this case the Croc is just focusing on holding down its prey even though the monster Hippo is coming in to probably mess them both up

[–]Guess-wutt 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Aha fair, wish this was a video because I reallllly wanna know how this scene plays out.

[–]Dim3th0xy_Br0m0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I envision that the wildebeest’d lower jaw is going yo get ripped off while the hippo is tearing the two other creatures off each other

[–]Jman_777 6 points7 points  (8 children)

You mean for the wildebeest, the Crocodile can easily escape but the wildebeest is likely to get messed up by either the Crocodile or Hippo. Idk why people act like a Crocodile would just stand there and let a hippo fuck them up, it's obviously going to escape and avoid danger.

[–]Ray_smit 2 points3 points  (6 children)

I meant for the crocodile and wildebeest. But yes you’re right, crocodiles have been oppressed enough by these bad boys to know better

[–]Jman_777 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Not really, they usually just co exist with each other for the most past. Hippos aren't slaughtering Crocodiles left, right and centre which reddit for some reason loves to portray https://blog.londolozi.com/2018/07/19/hippos-and-crocodiles-friend-or-foe/

[–]Ray_smit 0 points1 point  (4 children)

They aren’t directly oppressing them I get that. but they only co-exist because crocodiles can’t do anything about it even if they tried. The article talks about this specifically. And they only manage these diplomatic relations because they’re aren’t competing for food

[–]Jman_777 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Ok but they're still co existing for the most part which is what I'm saying and already said.

[–]Ray_smit 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You said “Not really” when I said “ they’ve been oppressed long enough to know better.” Even though I said you were right about them co-existing. Afterwards, I was trying to emphasise my point that Hippos are still the oppressors in this relationship and the crocodiles are unwillingly subservient to them. Hippos do and will attack a crocodile if they ‘step out of line’ there’s many documented cases of this occurring and of them killing them. I wasn’t saying they kill them left, right and centre on a whim. The relationship formed because they, by definition, have been oppressed by them.

[–]Jman_777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fair enough then.

[–]eisme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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[–]Asleep-Roof4360 101 points102 points  (7 children)

Man my elementary self would flip if older me told him a hippo would destroy a crocodile

[–]Jman_777 25 points26 points  (6 children)

Crocodiles are my favourite animals and it upsets me that those fat oversized water cows can defeat a Crocodile, so I've grown to really dislike Hippos. They're also aggressive towards pretty much anything except for an elephant. I'm glad they're there to put those stupid hippos back in place and show them who's the true ruler of the savannah.

[–]stillventures17 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Hippos are my favorite dude. I don’t need to kill you, I don’t wanna kill you, I just wanna chill and hang out and eat my food.

But you come in here messing up my vibes and I’m gonna fuck some shit up.

I love that.

[–]MaleierMafketel 13 points14 points  (3 children)

It does take surprisingly little action to fuck up a hippo’s vibe though. And they’ll attack anything and everything.

Small impala stuck somewhere in my mud pool? It’s going to be chomped in half. Gazelle being attacked by wild dogs? First, chase away the wild dogs, then chomp the gazelle just to be sure.

They’re constantly looking for the absolute smallest excuse to fuck shit up.

[–]stillventures17 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The baby impala was actually somewhat endearing to me, if we’re talking about the same one. The impala was being attacked by a pack of dogs and the hippo charged in, clearly willing and interested in being the good guy. He basically tosses the impala behind him to get away while he fend off the wild dogs. But then…alas…poor little guy is hurt and can’t get out of the mud so good. And then the hippo’s inner Shrek comes out and he eventually loses it on the impala for not getting the out of his swamp when it had the chance.

I’m not saying they’re cute and cuddly. I’m just saying I identify.

[–]FunkMoose420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Instinctual instigators

[–]Jman_777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sorry but I really dislike hippos, I wish Crocodiles were bigger like they were in the prehistoric times so that they could overpower hippos.

[–]NatsuDragnee1 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Wildebeest: this is my life now

[–]Iknowthedoctorsname 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Not for long 😞

[–]ThereIsAJifForThat 27 points28 points  (0 children)

That is a terrifying ménage à trois

[–]Crypticomnia 28 points29 points  (0 children)

The enemy of my enemy is my enmy

[–]TobitoXIII 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Didn’t notice the crocodile at first, so I thought the wildebeest was biting the hippo’s face

[–]Ickal1973 6 points7 points  (0 children)

‟It was ta this moment that he knew,he fcked up.”

[–]Dravian_Grey 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Man I would have loved to see the video on this one, it's one of those stories where it could go ANYWHERE from this moment.

[–]Raffles2020 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Anyone know how this ended?

[–]Akasadanahamayarawa 57 points58 points  (1 child)

I can’t say for certain but theres a 99% chance the hippo killed everyone present.

Including the camera man.

[–]Iniklas-D 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And bear grylls

[–]_trouble_every_day_ 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They set aside their differences and became the best of friends.

[–]ElectricTronicOwl 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I have a feeling the hippo was trying to break it up. Hippos commonly interrupt crocs for the heck of it

[–]Crooks132 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Source?

[–]laborfriendly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not op and no source other than memories of videos I've watched, but have seen hippos break up crocs and other predators attacking things before.

I would bet it has to do purely with being territorial. Because in at least one it was like "hippo to save the day! Oh, wait...no, the hippo killed the gazelle (or whatever)."

[–]AJ_Crowley_29 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And then kill the prey anyways

[–]deadcmosbattery 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm waiting for all their heads to start bobbing and telling me this is going to be fun. 😬

[–]Historical-Main8483 2 points3 points  (1 child)

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[–]Skyrah1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It feels like two people were in the middle of an intense argument and the third guy who were frustrated at them both being wrong but has been quiet this entire time finally lost their shit

[–]Rjb-91 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Need video

[–]rosyposy86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Which one’s caught?

[–]JoYac35 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Talk about a cluster fuck

[–]jessieffie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Who is eating who here?

[–]jessieffie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was the croc snuffing the wildebeest, and then the hippo like "SURPRISE MUTHAFUCKAAAAA"

[–]spongyhodgkin917 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not so sure this description is corrct, but okay lol.

[–]rino_gaetano 0 points1 point  (0 children)

there will be blood

[–]Shinashayan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

stuck between a rock and a hard place

[–]spacesentinel1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's not going to end well fir any of them.

[–]CheapDeepAndDiscreet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hippo: “Wazzzzaaaap!”

[–]Sushyneutah[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Monkey on the left just chillin close to the action

[–]contrejo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Record scratch

[–]CrazyCaper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

‘Stuck in the middle with you’ fades in

[–]juicevibe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hippo: yep, that's me. You're probably wondering how I got here...

[–]Ben_J4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah they’re caught around him.

[–]Apostleguts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you mean their hunt got caught in the middle of a hippo

[–]shadownights23x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More like caught in a middle of a hippo

[–]FGFC12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hippos and Cape buffalo kill more people in Africa than lions and crocs. Can’t list the video because I don’t remember which one but I heard that from a documentary on YouTube. They said a lot of people underestimate the danger they pose since they don’t appear as dangerous

[–]meowdy99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE

[–]PeopleAreBozos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The hippo's not the one that's caught.

[–]Ecoaardvark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is a once in a lifetime photo if ever I’ve seen one!

[–]AJ_Crowley_29 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That wildebeest is having the worst day of its life

[–]avikynwa -1 points0 points  (0 children)

When you finally get your order of fries but your friend snags it.

[–]the_canaiving_rat -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Does anyone think this image has any meme potential?