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Crocodile Tries Taking Down 5 Elephants

A crocodile was caught trying to take down a herd of elephants multiple times. This was nothing more than an irritation for the herd until the crocodile managed to grab one of them by the nose! Then it was the elephant’s turn to fight back…

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This crocodile was caught trying to take down elephants a few times!! 😳
This was nothing more than an irritation for the elephants until the crocodile managed to grab one of them by the nose! Then it was the elephant’s turn to fight back…

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Africam, well-known for their live wildlife cameras all over Africa, captured this footage from multiple sightings on one of their Dam Cams in Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and shared the it with Latest Sightings.

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Even as babies, elephants tend to be bigger than the typical crocodile’s prey. From the footage, we can also see that the croc would challenge some of the biggest elephants in the herd, so this wasn’t about food.

Elephants can drink well over 200 liters of water a day and are always on the lookout for the cleanest water sources. This waterhole overlooking the Zambezi National Park is the perfect spot for them, which is probably why they kept returning, even after a few encounters with the elephant-hating crocodile.

It really seemed that the crocodile had some sort of resentment towards elephants. Something that we’ve never seen before.

One morning, the herd decided to go for a drink again. The smallest of the elies drank from the little stream, while the adults went straight for the waterhole. Lo and behold, the crocodile was waiting for them again, but this time it was different…

The crocodile was in full stealth mode, and out of all the space available, one of the elephants decided to drink right next to the crocodile’s trap!

The crocodile waited patiently, letting the elephant take a sip. Then, as soon as the elephant came in for another, the crocodile snapped as hard as it could, grabbing the very tip of the elephant’s trunk.

The elephant let out the loudest scream from the pain, then immediately pulled back. The crocodile had finally gotten one of the elephants. The bite was so strong, and with the crocodile being too stubborn to let go, the elephant was forced to drag the crocodile out of the water, hanging by its trunk.

Yet, still, the crocodile refused to let go. The rest of the herd scattered at this point, and in a move of desperation, the elephant shook its head around, flinging the crocodile like a ragdoll, eventually forcing the croc to let go.

The elephant ran off as quickly as it could, and the crocodile made its way slowly back into the water as if nothing had happened, waiting for more elephants to come its way.

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