Video: Aggressive Hippopotamus Surfaces Behind Boat
F irst it was elephants attacking cars in Thailand. Now we have an aggressive hippopotamus in Kafue National Park in Zambia which surfaced dangerously close to a tour boat operated by Michael Varndell — a tour guide with Malawian Style Safaris/South Luangwa Safaris — from within Lake Kariba.
“Nothing like getting too close for comfort… great footage by Craig Jackson in Chobe Park with Pangolin Safaris”, Varndell posted on his official Facebook Internet web site, which also includes a video which shows the boat suddenly speeding away just as the hippopotamus surfaces right behind it thanks to the quick thinking of the operator who gunned the engine at the last minute.
As I am not a member of Facebook, Ben Hooper of United Press International, Incorporated provides a link to the Facebook Internet web site of Michael Varndell — which contains the video — in this article.
I am still going to Kenya in a few weeks; and I still intend to post reports of that trip here at The Gate — and yes, I still have reports yet to post from my unintentional trip around the world.
Neither elephant nor hippopotamus nor heat nor gloom of night will stop my wanderlust from the successful completion of my voluntary travels…