Bossy baby hippo drives away a crocodile but bites more than he can chew

What a hippopotamus! Bossy baby hippo drives away a crocodile but bites more than he can chew when he tries the same with a Buffalo

  • Rainer Marthe, 44, was surprised when a & # 39; cheeky young hippo & # 39; popped up
  • In the Kruger National Park, South Africa, the calf began to chase crocodiles
  • When it tried to straighten a Buffalo, the calf lost its courage and ran away

This is the cute moment when an overly confident baby hippo is confronted with a snoozing crocodile.

Rainer Marthe, 44, filmed the encounter between a hippopotamus calf and the crocodile in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

And after the hippo successfully chases away the crocodile, it tries its luck on a much larger buffalo before it all gets too scary and the hippo runs to its mother.

Rainer Marthe, 44, filmed the encounter between a hippopotamus calf and the crocodile in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Rainer Marthe, 44, filmed the encounter between a hippopotamus calf and the crocodile in Kruger National Park, South Africa

After the hippo successfully chases away the crocodile, it tries its luck on a much larger buffalo before it all gets too scary and the hippo walks back to its mother

After the hippo successfully chases away the crocodile, it tries its luck on a much larger buffalo before it all gets too scary and the hippo walks back to its mother

After the hippo successfully chases away the crocodile, it tries its luck on a much larger buffalo before it all gets too scary and the hippo walks back to its mother

At the start of the video, the hippopotamus approaches the crocodile, lowers its gums and jumps confidently to the large reptile.

And the tactic works like the crocodile seems to jump away from the hippo before it escapes into the water.

The calf even follows the crocodile further into the water at Sunset Dam as if it is not coming back.

The calf even follows the crocodile further into the water at Sunset Dam as if it is not coming back

But a large buffalo does not seem to respond in the same way to the self-assured little hippo.

This time when he drops his gums and slides forward, the buffalo falls back.

And it is all too much for the calf to turn around quickly and walk back to the safety of the water where his mother waits.

Rainer told Latestsightings.com: & # 39; we took friends from Germany to Kruger for a day.

A large buffalo does not seem to react in the same way to the self-assured little hippo. This time when he drops his gums and slides forward, the buffalo falls back

& # 39; We walked through Phabeni Gate and walked slowly down to Crocodile Bridge, where we spent the night just outside the gate.

& # 39; It was a fairly quiet day, but we still enjoyed our time at the park.

When we approached Lower Sabie, we stopped for a quick coffee and then decided to park at Sunset Dam for a while.

& # 39; We thought there might be some action going on because there were quite a few cars.

& # 39; While we watched, many large crocodiles lay on the shore in the sun. Suddenly a cheeky young hippo emerged from the water and began to chase the crocodiles.

& # 39; It seemed that he just wanted to play something. It was so funny to see how this young person had fun with the crocs.

& # 39; At the end, he decided to try his luck with a buffalo who came to drink at the dam.

& # 39; He seemed to approve the buffalo, but his luck turned against him when the buffalo chased him after the water. He soon decided to go back to Mom.

& # 39; We have never seen a hippo that comes so close to large crocodiles and has no fear at all. It was a great sighting for us. & # 39;

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