Sunday 19 November 2017

Watch this elephant escape from the clutches of a crocodile - with some help from its friends

By Taylor Heyman

That is one brave crocodile.

Visitors to the Liwonde National Park in Malawi got more than they were bargaining for when they witnessed a crocodile and an elephant face off.

In a video recorded by Alexander Makanga and shared on YouTube, a herd of elephants is seen drinking from the water when a crocodile approaches and clamps on to an elephant’s trunk.

The observers on a boat tour of the area gasp as the elephant lets out an almighty roar, attempting to wrench its trunk from the croc’s mouth.

Makanga told us the incident “happened just a few metres from the boat”, calling it “absolutely insane”.

After a few seconds of struggling, a larger elephant storms in and chases off the pesky crocodile, whose eyes were evidently bigger than its stomach.

It’s safe to say this is a trip these tourists won’t forget.

Press Association

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