An unfortunate crocodile wound up under the feet of a furious mother elephant after it followed her calf in the shallows of a waterway in Zambia. In a video shared by Latest Sightings, the elephant can be seen savagely assaulting the crocodile before a gathering of safari participants. It said the locating was extraordinary as female elephants are for the most part quiet and incredibly caring creatures.
Check the video caught by vacationer Hans Henrik Haahr
Caution: Video not intended for delicate watchers
The dramatic video shows the elephant stamping on the crocodile, which looks to be between eight and ten feet long. As the crocodile thrashes beneath the surface, the elephant relentlessly crushes the smaller predator. After a further minute, the elephant grabs the crocodile by its tail and lifts it clear from the water. The crocodile does not struggle, suggesting that by this stage it is dead or mortally wounded.
As indicated by Latest Sightings, crocodiles are shrewd trackers and are known to go after child elephants. This mother elephant was not taking any risks and was not content with the crocodile being so near her young calf. To ensure her calf, she eliminated the danger of the crocodile. You can see the elephant is lactating.
The mother elephant can likewise be seen folding her trunk over the crocodile’s tail and throwing it around while stomping on it.
Perhaps this was a revenge attack fueled by previous ambush attempts by many a crocodile on her young or the greater herd. ‘Whatever it was, this cow was here with one intention only.’ The safari company added: ‘While this footage might be difficult to watch, it demonstrates just how raw and tough life is in the bush.’