Watch The Moment An Angry Hippo Destroyed A Car In Kruger National Park, South Africa
In the words of the driver: "Sh*t! Sh*t! Ohhhhh sh*t! Ohhhhh sh*t! Oh sh*t!"
The makers of popular board game Hungry Hippo lied to us, man. They lied to me, they lied to you, they lied to everyone man. Hippos aren't friendly. They don't sit around with smiles on their face, and they don't come in pink, orange, green, or yellow. No. Hippos are gnarly, dude; as gnarly as they come.
Did you know, for example, that hippos kill more humans than any other animal in Africa? It's true. Look it up. And did you also also know that adult hippos can weigh anything up to 9,000 pounds, and that they have teeth as sharp as razor blades? Despite looking like overweight concrete cows, hippos, it's safe to say, are more than capable of seriously fucking shit up.
Take this video here. It was shot by a man called Wikus Ceronie, as he made his way from Mozambique to South Africa, and it shows an adult hippo pounding the crap out of his car's front end.
The incident took place on the Kruger National Park border.
"Suddenly the hippo turned and just started charging… I braced myself as I realized he wasn’t going to stop," said Ceronie, "...This was terrifying for me because I realized I had nowhere to go and no time to do it in. 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 the day."
One look at the photo of Ceronie's car, taken after the incident, tells you all you need to know.