Discussion in 'General Chat' started by DOC-404, Nov 5, 2013.
Fantastic picture Doc! Never underestimate the power of an elephant!
Doc, great pic. Did you take it or do you know where it was taken.
An old friend who was a croc hunter on the upper Ruaha told a similar story to this photo. Over a few days they saw a couple of buff and a few hippo that had been killed by an elephant. One day responding to noise they came upon a blind cow elephant that was loco killing a hippo or buff. (I don't remember which now) He put her out of her misery.
I've seen elephants doing their 'who's the boss' thing on a few occasions in the wild. This, however, happened right in front of the viewing area at a waterhole on Erindi private reserve. The hippo, uptight about her calf, picked on the wrong guy and got bitch-slapped.
Thanks for the description. Not a scene very many people get to see.
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