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Mar 9, 2015

Close call at Uganda's Lake Mburo

Photo by David Driver
The alarming aspect of the compelling photograph above has to be moderated by the unlikely possibility that the hippo would actually eat the egret.   Hippos are of course mostly on grass.   It was nevertheless a close call.   The hippo, Africa's notoriously most-dangerous animal, opened its jaws wide and roared, at which point the egret decided to move upstream a bit and continue its fishing. The incident occurred in a national park in southern Uganda.   I can't help but wonder if the hippo is a vegetarian, why does it have those whacking great teeth.
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