Jul 23, 2008

Hippos Like to Lick Crocs

I've posted on hippos before. I've posted on crocodiles. But never have I posted on them together. But this video is so much more. Ever wanted to see a hippopatamus lick a crocodile? I know you have, so enjoy.

Thanks for the video, Ida.

10 comments:

Annica said...

OMG! Thats the funniest thing I have ever seen!

I'm thinking... maybe there's something on the crocs skins (salt?) that the hippo's like and they just lick it off when the crocs are feeding because then they can be sure that the crocs are distracted and won't hurt them...

(But that babyhippothingy is quite munchable for a croc isnt it?)

Jaden said...

Holy crap! That's amazing.

LisaL said...

Rofl.. that was pretty hilarious.
I was thinking that they were licking salt off as well *shrugs*
That was pretty funny w/ the baby hippo though. You would think that the crocs would see it as a target, but Momma Hippo was probably close by so nm.
How huge were some of those crocs though in the background! O_O

manc_ill_kid said...

Isn't this one of the sequences in Fantasia?

Anonymous said...

I sent this link to a friend and she suggested that perhaps nomming on crocodile spines is the hippo equivalant of flossing:

Hippo mom, "Now Junior, did you nom on a crocodile this morning?"
Hippo son, "Ahhh.... Mom, do I have to?"
Hippo mom. "You get right over there little mister and chew on a crocodile! Do you want rotten teeth like poor Uncle Fred? Those lions would have never been able to track him if he hadn't had Gingivitis. Do you want to die, son?"
Hippo son, "Ahhh.... okay..."

Claudia said...

That is absolutely amazing! I never woulda thunk it true without this vid lol!

kyrraven said...

It's the extreme variation on toad-licking.

Kasey said...

Really cool! Makes me wonder about animal societies and hierarchies as far as inter-species toleration goes.

On a side note, anyone know what the animal walking past in the background at 1:22 is? It looks like some sort of very large monkey/small ape (a baboon?) but I really can't tell.

Rachel said...

Note that the crocs know better than to mess with the hippo. Hippos? Are TERRIFYING.

Cara said...

Kasey, the animal in the background at 1:22 is a monkey.