Hippos save antelope from crocodile

Visitors to the Kruger National Park in South Africa filmed a video of how two hippopotamuses repulsed an antelope from a crocodile, which the reptile tried to drag into the water, grabbing at the back leg. The author of the recording was a 72-year-old pensioner Mervyn van Wick, who was in the park with his wife.

The clip shows how the crocodile grabs the antelope with its teeth, carelessly approaching the water.

As Van Vick himself said, then the reptile tried to wear down its victim for about eight minutes. At the time when the antelope was already in the water, two hippopotamuses swam to the scene from the rear. They watched for a few seconds, and then rushed to the crocodile, forcing him to release the victim. As a result, the antelope, even with a broken leg, was able to land.