Monday, September 8, 2008
Run For Your Life at Kruger Park
Hippopotamus's are often called the "deadliest animals in Africa." Supposedly killing more men a year than lions, leopards or crocs. Hippos are mean buggers. Especially, so I'm told, if they are "wiggling their ears and blowing bubbles."
There also is the story of an Austrian circus dwarf taking a bad bounce off a trampoline and a hippo ate the little guy whole. Caught the dwarf like a fly-ball in centerfield. The story isn't true.
This picture is mesmerizing. What led to this scene? Did the game warden stop tourists from chucking pumpkins into the bathing pool? Was the hippo protecting a child? Whatever happened, I'm pretty sure that man was in the wrong.