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Hippo Attacks Car And Causes Serious Damage!

Sometimes a video just needs a few short seconds to tell an amazing story. This is definitely one of those cases.

For Wikus Ceronie, a welding inspector headed home on a Friday afternoon near the Kruger National Park, a hippo walking down a bridge seemed like the perfect opportunity to catch some video of the massive mammal. As he approached, however, the scene went from intriguing to terrifying when the hippo charged Ceronie’s pickup, driving its tons of girth into the bumper and hood.

As if that weren’t enough, the hippo added a bite to the truck’s bumper with its massive choppers before walking off as if it were claiming a victory! The damage to the truck was significant, bad enough to keep one of the doors from opening, but nobody was injured and the hippo seemed to be unfazed by the crushing blow.

“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 day.” said Wikus of the incident. Ceronie also noted there was a steep drop off to the side, and if the hippo and approached from the right angle, it could have shoved the truck down the embankment.