Curb your hippo! Hungry hippopotamus chases man

By | August 24, 2009

Curb your hippo! Hungry hippopotamus chases man

This gamekeeper sprints for his life after disturbing a hungry hippo while it was stuffing its face.

He fled as the angry three-ton beast – which can hit speeds of up to 30mph – charged at him, still with a mouthful of grass.

The keeper only managed to escape a nasty end with an impressive 100m dash – in flat work shoes.

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Puffed out, the heavyweight hippo went back to its food in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda.

The keeper was lucky – hippos have huge teeth and kill more people than any other African animal.

And upsetting them when they are eating makes them muddy furious…

via Curb your hippo! Hungry hippopotamus chases man – mirror.co.uk.

Was he trying to collect some hipposudoric acid? (Waterproof antibiotic sun block that hippos excrete.) Another question… who took the picture?

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