Over 30, yes, 30 hippos take on a lone crocodile in incredible footage

Over 30, yes, 30 hippos take on a lone crocodile in incredible footage

This is the type of sighting a wildlife enthusiast dreams of...

File photo: Wikimedia, Art G

Hippos do not take kindly to intruders in their space.

That's exactly what happened to this poor crocodile when it swam into the territory of 30+ hippos.

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The battle was pretty hectic, as the croc tried its best to fight back. However, he should have done his research, as hippos are not to be messed with at the best of times.

The croc managed to get away in the end, but it was a close call.

Watch the action unfold below:

The lucky tourist who captured the scene was 71-year-old Harish Kumar.

Speaking to Latest Sightings, Kumar recalled: “We were traveling in a Dutch group of about 18 people. It was a gorgeous day and we only had two days of holiday left. Our guide took us out on a drive to the Hippo Pool. We were all just strolling around everywhere when suddenly my wife called me to tell me that something was going on in the pool.

"I ran to get there and immediately started filming – there wasn’t even time to get the tripod set up. Luck was absolutely on my side as I was able to stand with my camera in the right place to film.

"This was just an unbelievable sighting. The crocodile has somehow managed to maneuver himself into the middle of a pod of angry hippos. These guys wanted him out of their territory immediately. The croc was completely outnumbered and found himself being thrown around and bitten by the hippos. Luckily, he managed to get away unharmed. This was a right time right place encounter."

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