This driver was on the wrong end of a hippo charge. From the sound of things, it did not appear that he enjoyed the experience very much.
This man was driving through Kruger Park on his return trip to South Africa from Mozambique when he saw this hippo walking along a bridge in the park. Assuming the hippo was used to being around people, he thought nothing of driving up behind the animal. While doing so, he started filming on his phone… and captured video of the hippo charge that virtually everyone else could see coming.
Watch the video to see how it all went down.
WARNING: This video contains some strong language!
Check out the photo below showing the damage caused by the hippo charge: not only did the hippo smash in the front of the truck with his head, but he also bit into the hood! Good luck explaining that to your insurance company!
That just goes to show you: hippos are very dangerous animals and should always be given a wide berth. They are a whole lot faster, stronger, and meaner than they look. This man was lucky that his car just got smashed up a little bit: hippos are the most dangerous mammal on the continent and kill thousands of people in Africa each year.