Amazing footage of some exceptional encounters was shot during a safari with Chasin’ Africa Safaris at Gezantfombi Dam, one of the best dams in Kruger, close to Crocodile Bridge.
“We stopped to watch all the animals come down to drink and saw a cool heron surfing on the back of a hippo, it was an enjoyable sight, hav ing all the different species around,” Chase, head guide of Chasin’ Africa Safaris, said of the incident to Latestsightings.com.
Unaware of its surroundings, a herd of wildebeest wandered down to the water’s edge to get a drink when a big crocodile leaped out, seized one of the animals, and held it with its jaws closed. Another croc rushed in the next instant to try to get anything off the menu. It appeared for a brief while as though the nearby hippos wanted to participate in the death since they appeared to be quite disturbed by what was happening. The wildebeest was kept encircled, and everything appeared very bleak.
The wildebeest was plainly weary, and the hippos appeared to perceive its dread at the experience as a whole. They carefully remained close to the wildebeest, but he appeared startled, took up a second wind, and changed course, looking for another escape route.
“The hippos followed him until he reached the shore and managed to get himself out of the water, but his back foot was completely injured and one could not help but wonder what his final outcome would be if with the damage he endured.”
In the first, it was thrilling to see, but afterwards, everyone felt a profound sense of sadness. Even though nature might be harsh, the cycle of life must continue.