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Crocodile Sent Flying After Ill-Fated Attack On Cape Buffalo

After an Ill-fated attack against a cape buffalo, a crocodile gets a flying lesson (to his chagrin I’m sure), the cape buffalo is not an animal to be trifled with. That croc must have been starving to try and take-down a buffalo like that, or maybe he was just in the wrong spot, at the wrong time. It’s one thing to take down a struggling zebra swimming across a river, but to attempt to take on a full-grown Cape Buffalo…that’s a whole different ball game. Sadly, I think this particular lesson might have cost the crocodile his life, because that bull must have gored the heck out of him and if he did survive, I’m pretty sure he won’t try that again. A Cape Buffalo bull can weigh-in at around 2000 pounds and even lions give these massive creatures a wide-berth.

*The African buffalo or Cape buffalo is a large African bovine. It is not closely related to the slightly larger wild water buffalo of Asia and its ancestry remains unclear. the Cape buffalo, is the typical subspecies, and the largest one, found in South and East Africa.  The adult buffalo’s horns are its characteristic feature; they have fused bases, forming a continuous bone shield across the top of the head referred to as a “boss”. They are widely regarded as very dangerous animals, as they gore and kill over 200 people every year.

This is the description from beneath the video on YouTube:

Africam camera operator Penny captured this amazing footage on the LIVE stream from the Scotia Dam Africam camera on the 29th January 2013. The resident crocodile clamped on to the lower leg of a buffalo bull and a second bull came into rescue his buddy, tossing the crocodile into the air twice. The crocodile seemed to be gored quite deeply whilst the buffalo got away with seemingly mild injuries.

 

H/T – *WikipediaAfricam

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