August 27, 2023 | 2:57 am
An elephant fights off a crocodile that attacked it in a river in Africa.
Sure enough, this crocodile’s eyes were bigger than his stomach.
An exciting video showed the moment an elephant thwarted an attack by a hungry crocodile by swinging the reptile by its tail.
The huge animal was wading in the shallow waters of the Luangwa River in western Zambia when the crocodile grabbed it.
The elephant ran frantically towards land, but stopped at the shore when it realized that the crocodile would not give up its potential meal so easily.
It went around in circles several times, switching direction every few seconds, while earnestly flicking its tail/
Finally, the elephant frees the hungry crocodile by flinging its tail one last time before carelessly storming the dry land, letting the crocodile slip back under the murky waters.
A lucky group of safari guides happened to be driving by the river just in time to watch the drama unfold.
“It was one of those days when we would come back to the camp from home on our days off. Just an ordinary trip, or so we thought. Little did we know we were about to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event,” says a tour guide. 53-year-old safari Emmanuel Soti, who filmed the encounter. LastSightings.com said.
Sautee said he couldn’t help but feel nervous about the crocodile, which had clearly hit a very big target.
Wild crocodiles tend to feed on smaller prey, such as antelopes, lizards, tadpoles and fish, according to Northern Territory Government of Australia.
“I was thrilled to see something so rare. And boy, was it a sight to see! The elephant was putting up a good fight, and the crocodile wasn’t holding back either,” recalls Suti.
“I have to say that was one of the most exhilarating moments of my career as a safari guide. The fact that it was the first time I saw an elephant fight with a crocodile made it even more special.
Soti said this would be his favorite wildlife sightings he saw on the job.
“It’s not every day that we witness something like an elephant fighting a crocodile. These scenes are rare and precious, and it’s moments like this that make me so grateful for the work I do.