Crocodiles Catch Cow Then Hippos Steal It!

添加 2021年01月 4日
At the famous Crook’s Corner, where South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe meet, which was used by criminals in the old days to escape the police, a new “crime” occurred! Crocodiles caught an unaware cow when hippos then came and stole the catch!
This bizarre, but exciting, moment was caught on film by 51-year-old Lean van Biljon, when he was on a day trip to the Kruger Park with his colleagues.
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Lean tells the story:
“We went for a day trip to Kruger National park, visiting Shingwedzi and later Crooks Corner. We were in for a treat, that had multiple phases where one event triggered up opportunities for other predators to join the feast. All the action happened within +/-30 minutes!”

“On arrival, we noticed a herd of cattle walking on the sandbank towards a waterhole right in front of the picnic area where tourists can alight from the vehicle.
Some of the cattle had bells around their necks. The crocodiles reacted immediately to the sound of the bells of the cattle and started swimming towards the first herd.”

“A second herd approached the waterhole, more to the left. As there were a lot of crocodiles showing interest in the cattle, we just knew that something was about to happen! Some of the cattle from the second herd were not comfortable with “something” in the water and opened up some space between them. A late arrival entered the space and within seconds after she started drinking water, a crocodile caught the cow!”

“Many crocodiles joined in and aided the crocodile that caught the cow, to drown it. As if a crocodile hunt wasn’t enough to share with our friends and family, we were in for some more action….”

“Multiple hippos then decided to join in. We did not know what their real interest was in the cow, but they tried to take it away from the crocodiles. In some instances, we thought they were just moving the cow away from the crocodiles. In the process, it looked like they were biting it! We couldn’t say if they were trying to eat the cow or trying to “save” it.”

“Then, while looking at the crocodile’s death roles, crocs swallowing pieces of meat and hippos interfering with the crocodiles, we noticed fish jumping and getting excited, probably eating the scraps. It looked like catfish. A couple of African Fish Eagles then joined the party and made a few practice dives at the fish. Finally, we witnessed at least 3 fish that were caught by the eagles, and we managed to have two on film. This was true Fish Eagle hunting action!”

“At first, we were very relaxed. Once we arrived at the waterhole, we just appreciated nature and the fact that we see Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa at one site, not expecting anything crazy to happen. When the cattle approached, we still did not know what was going to happen. But, our relaxed feeling changed to one of anticipation as soon as the crocodiles reacted to the cattle’s bells. After we saw the crocodile catch one of the cows, we felt surprised and shock! The hippos and the fish eagles were now just the icing on the cake.”

“In Afrikaans, they say: ‘Die een se dood, is die ander se brood’, in nature, for one to live, another has to die. To see each of these interactions on their own would have been rare, but to see all at once within 30 minutes, was once in a lifetime! We are privileged to live in South Africa!”
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  • Cow is worshipped as God in northern parts of India. But how God himself failed to forsee crocodil attacks and being eaten alive.

  • going out have drink water next I know it I am getting eaten

  • eagle just like "yea aight whatever just move aside so i can get some feesh"

  • Those were someone's else cows 🐄 , poor farmer his cows were eaten

  • 😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠

  • Those aren’t wild cattle, why are they being released by their owner to drink out of a watering hole that has crocs??? By the way they went that far into the water, it shows that they’re unaware of the dangers. You shouldn’t let democratic animals near crocs, they don’t know any better.

  • domestic cattle drinking water in a place infested with crocodiles, there's no logic!

  • What happened ..?? Those cows don't have an owner ..?? Why would you let your cattle drink water from a dangerous river .. it makes no sense..!! \(°-°)/

  • Hipos want the grass in the cow's stomach .Hipos aren't carnivores.

  • Others cows: let's watch our brother getting killed

  • They wanted to Tag the Crocs with the bell but it didn't go according to plan, well atleast now they know when the hippo comes

  • 🤔

  • Wow

  • I know they’re animals, but I hate crocodiles! I can’t stand them! I don’t like hunting, but I could definitely hunt crocs any days!

  • I wanna see a croc Drag the cow in

  • impalas have day off? Cows replacing impalas.

  • Hippo king of the jungle lol.

  • Wow

  • A whole lot going on in this video 😅

  • That's tax the crocs owe to the hippos. Btw it's good to see cows in the wild, I thought they didn't exist in the wild as they would be dinner very quick due to them being slow and defenceless.

  • What are cows doing out there anyway?

  • Nice

  • The question arises as to why the crocodile does not eat the hippo 🦛

  • Thas what happens when Cattle Herders go poaching.

  • The Massais hate Lions because it kills their stocks. Now they going to kill Crocs for the same reason. Lol

    • Actually Masai are a native tribe in Tanzania, but surely if the crocs dare to kill even one of their cattles, then they will surely terminate them all. By the way karibu to Tanzania mate

  • Crocs: we rule these waters Hippos: we let u think u rule it

  • After this accident *civil war*

  • The Crocs can hear the cows a mile away with the bells around their neck.

  • Worst camera work ever!

  • Eagle came like Excuse Me 🦅 🐟

  • Cows are like we will never drink water only beer

  • This life is hard

  • Dude! You had ONE job! Watch the action through your camera next time!

  • Nobody gonna talk about the Eagle SUCCESSFULLY grapping a fish lol 3:38

  • Hippo's are just the worst lol Btw- cows are smart, they know their homie just got wacked.

  • It's not wild cows

  • Hippo cheating on his veggie diet got him a Hamburger

  • Where is the owner of the cows? There are no wild cows🤔

  • Fantastic even got the bird of prey swooping down for the catfish just for good measure, brilliant ☮️👍

  • Thought they usually had masai with them?

  • Croc to Hippo : Stop messing with my lunch. You are going to waste it.

  • Bhakto ki maa ko Alligator 🐊 kha gya ab kiya hogA.

  • Damn Nature you’s scary

  • Owssss

  • Thanks for sharing the experience of it all!

  • The crocodile was like damn this hippo aggressive as fuck, shit you can have it.

  • Indians about to file an FIR on Hippo after this video

  • Qwe

  • Yoya aiga matao todas eses chingaderas como van atrai cocodrilos con animales como vacas o algo asi

  • I kind of get the impression that the Hippos just wanted to screw over the crocodiles success here rather than eat any kill.

  • Dont you ever just wanna 🧔📷🤛

  • Rip cow🥺

  • It breaks my heart that that poor cow lost its life not evening knowing🥺he was dragged to drowned while getting eatin alive that poor thing💔🥺😞😖

  • No onebis gonna say r. I. P cow🥺 ik its nature but still

  • We need to do something about these hippos. They are out of control.

  • Thanks for all your o I o of your ro

  • Crocs- smh these hippos are being real pain for us

  • Hippo: I'll have what they're having. Literally.

  • I'm just here for the "I didn't know that hippos eat meat!" comments.


  • You can not film

  • Baraka d

  • Why these people keep watching while cows are going to drink in crocs infested water

    • What are they supposed to do? Jump in the water to distract the crocs? It's nature, son. You don't interfere with nature. You sit back and watch it unfold while thanking your lucky stars that you're not the cow.

  • Ringing the Dinner 🔔

  • O bicho é muito rápido.

  • Voces.ver ideicha erabom guenta fiumando

  • Who's the idiot farmer that let the cows loose???

  • Is hippo is veg?

  • A cow farm in the middle of wild life? Is that right? Cows are domestic animals, they can't even wait for attacks like that.

  • Other animals are ok but I hate hippos

  • Right on Q: Here comes the Nosey Hippos, An't got nothing to do with it but gonna put their 2cent in anyway

  • Why crocodile doesn’t attack hippos?

  • Is these wild cows?

  • Pesawat✈✈

  • Hippos and crocs are sworn enemies, was making sure the crocs stay hungry that day. Hippos are not cannibals BTW!

  • At the end, an African Fish Eagle caught a fish so 2 animals get a meal the Hippos and the Eagle

  • Bad neighbours :D

  • Did is my first time did I see it normal a cow

  • pues sebe que es ganado de alguien y pues que poca madre del que dejá que maternal animal


  • How the heck these human meal were in a pond full of crocks in first place?

  • Thats a indian nightmare

  • Where is this?

  • Оператор засыпал, когда снимал это видео?

  • Just came to the comments section to see the wise men point out that a hippo is vegetarian

  • Lol

  • The farmers that let their cows drink from a crocodile infested river dumb asf. 😂

  • Other cow's are deciding - Should i file FIR against croc or hippo .

  • Stop stealing 😂

  • Obviously those cows had no fear of the croc right in front of them

  • Cows are sacrificed on purpose for tourists to be able to see and film.

  • Safari

  • This video is phenomenal. It is filled with a lot rare sightings

  • By his virgin birth,death on cross n ressurrection on the 3rd day God Jesus saved u frm all sins,hell,satan eternal death,stress etc is good him. C.jesus saves in google.,..

  • Camera guy meanwhile drooping away into coma in between. Wtf

  • 🦅: holyyyy shitt..... Ohh FISH I would love some.

  • Man crocs swim fast!

  • Did the hippos eat the cow? If so I DID NOT know hippos ate anything but grass WOWWW

  • And the worst camera operator in the world goes to...

  • Hippos don't eat meat wtf