Hippo Attacks And Caves In Car Bonnet

Wikus Ceronie was on his way back to South Africa after a working trip in Mozambique.

The journey took an exhilarating turn however, when Wikus came across a lone hippo on a bridge whilst crossing the border from Kruger National Park.

‘There were people walking around in the nearby vicinity so I automatically assumed this hippo was used to humans. I was quite fascinated by this so I took out my phone to start filming, ‘ Wikus told LatestSightings.com.


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He didn’t expect what came next, as the hippo turned and without warning started charging. Realising he had no time to move and no where to go, he braced for impact…

‘Beside me was a 50m drop so had he hit me on the side I have no doubt the car would have rolled down the embankment. Even though there was damage done to the bonnet of my vehicle and the door couldn’t open, I’m grateful there were no serious injuries at the end of day.’

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