Crocodiles Catch Cow Then Hippos Steal It!

4 janv. 2021
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At the famous Crook’s Corner, where South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe meet, which was used by criminals in the old days to escape the police, a new “crime” occurred! Crocodiles caught an unaware cow when hippos then came and stole the catch!
This bizarre, but exciting, moment was caught on film by 51-year-old Lean van Biljon, when he was on a day trip to the Kruger Park with his colleagues.
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Lean tells the story:
“We went for a day trip to Kruger National park, visiting Shingwedzi and later Crooks Corner. We were in for a treat, that had multiple phases where one event triggered up opportunities for other predators to join the feast. All the action happened within +/-30 minutes!”

“On arrival, we noticed a herd of cattle walking on the sandbank towards a waterhole right in front of the picnic area where tourists can alight from the vehicle.
Some of the cattle had bells around their necks. The crocodiles reacted immediately to the sound of the bells of the cattle and started swimming towards the first herd.”

“A second herd approached the waterhole, more to the left. As there were a lot of crocodiles showing interest in the cattle, we just knew that something was about to happen! Some of the cattle from the second herd were not comfortable with “something” in the water and opened up some space between them. A late arrival entered the space and within seconds after she started drinking water, a crocodile caught the cow!”

“Many crocodiles joined in and aided the crocodile that caught the cow, to drown it. As if a crocodile hunt wasn’t enough to share with our friends and family, we were in for some more action….”

“Multiple hippos then decided to join in. We did not know what their real interest was in the cow, but they tried to take it away from the crocodiles. In some instances, we thought they were just moving the cow away from the crocodiles. In the process, it looked like they were biting it! We couldn’t say if they were trying to eat the cow or trying to “save” it.”

“Then, while looking at the crocodile’s death roles, crocs swallowing pieces of meat and hippos interfering with the crocodiles, we noticed fish jumping and getting excited, probably eating the scraps. It looked like catfish. A couple of African Fish Eagles then joined the party and made a few practice dives at the fish. Finally, we witnessed at least 3 fish that were caught by the eagles, and we managed to have two on film. This was true Fish Eagle hunting action!”

“At first, we were very relaxed. Once we arrived at the waterhole, we just appreciated nature and the fact that we see Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa at one site, not expecting anything crazy to happen. When the cattle approached, we still did not know what was going to happen. But, our relaxed feeling changed to one of anticipation as soon as the crocodiles reacted to the cattle’s bells. After we saw the crocodile catch one of the cows, we felt surprised and shock! The hippos and the fish eagles were now just the icing on the cake.”

“In Afrikaans, they say: ‘Die een se dood, is die ander se brood’, in nature, for one to live, another has to die. To see each of these interactions on their own would have been rare, but to see all at once within 30 minutes, was once in a lifetime! We are privileged to live in South Africa!”
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  • O bicho é muito rápido.

    Francisco SousaFrancisco SousaIl y a 4 heures
  • Voces.ver ideicha erabom guenta fiumando

    Reurisson DuqueReurisson DuqueIl y a jour
  • Who's the idiot farmer that let the cows loose???

  • Is hippo is veg?

    Anik VarshneyAnik VarshneyIl y a 2 jours
  • A cow farm in the middle of wild life? Is that right? Cows are domestic animals, they can't even wait for attacks like that.

    Leo poldinaLeo poldinaIl y a 2 jours
  • Other animals are ok but I hate hippos

    kermit 10kermit 10Il y a 2 jours
  • Right on Q: Here comes the Nosey Hippos, An't got nothing to do with it but gonna put their 2cent in anyway

    Lamar WalkerLamar WalkerIl y a 2 jours
  • Why crocodile doesn’t attack hippos?

    The PatriotThe PatriotIl y a 4 jours
  • Is these wild cows?

    The PatriotThe PatriotIl y a 4 jours
  • Pesawat✈✈

    Om IkbalOm IkbalIl y a 5 jours
  • Hippos and crocs are sworn enemies, was making sure the crocs stay hungry that day. Hippos are not cannibals BTW!

    Can't get rightCan't get rightIl y a 5 jours
  • At the end, an African Fish Eagle caught a fish so 2 animals get a meal the Hippos and the Eagle

    Mark AMark AIl y a 5 jours
  • Bad neighbours :D

    S AliS AliIl y a 5 jours
  • Did is my first time did I see it normal a cow

    Werner WeitzWerner WeitzIl y a 6 jours
  • pues sebe que es ganado de alguien y pues que poca madre del que dejá que maternal animal

    Victor JacaVictor JacaIl y a 6 jours

    Fredi GogoliFredi GogoliIl y a 6 jours
  • How the heck these human meal were in a pond full of crocks in first place?

    Frank DFrank DIl y a 6 jours
  • Thats a indian nightmare

    DrIsmirEgal Prof.DrIsmirEgal Prof.Il y a 7 jours
  • Where is this?

    bakon Tbakon TIl y a 7 jours
  • Оператор засыпал, когда снимал это видео?

    tungus siberiatungus siberiaIl y a 8 jours
  • Just came to the comments section to see the wise men point out that a hippo is vegetarian

    Doyou ReallycareDoyou ReallycareIl y a 8 jours
  • Lol

    Rommy DE DRAVORommy DE DRAVOIl y a 9 jours
  • The farmers that let their cows drink from a crocodile infested river dumb asf. 😂

    TheLenny655TheLenny655Il y a 9 jours
  • Other cow's are deciding - Should i file FIR against croc or hippo .

    Pratibha MishraPratibha MishraIl y a 9 jours
  • Stop stealing 😂

    Fursan*the knightFursan*the knightIl y a 9 jours
  • Obviously those cows had no fear of the croc right in front of them

    topgeardeltopgeardelIl y a 10 jours
  • Cows are sacrificed on purpose for tourists to be able to see and film.

    Antonio RomaoAntonio RomaoIl y a 11 jours
  • Safari

    Marcos SousaMarcos SousaIl y a 11 jours
  • This video is phenomenal. It is filled with a lot rare sightings

    The Masked ManiacThe Masked ManiacIl y a 11 jours
  • By his virgin birth,death on cross n ressurrection on the 3rd day God Jesus saved u frm all sins,hell,satan eternal death,stress etc is good him. C.jesus saves in google.,..

    Zion VasZion VasIl y a 11 jours
  • Camera guy meanwhile drooping away into coma in between. Wtf

    Logics GaloreLogics GaloreIl y a 11 jours
  • 🦅: holyyyy shitt..... Ohh FISH I would love some.

    Rick SanchezRick SanchezIl y a 12 jours
  • Man crocs swim fast!

    xtine 416xtine 416Il y a 13 jours
  • Did the hippos eat the cow? If so I DID NOT know hippos ate anything but grass WOWWW

    Dana BurkhartDana BurkhartIl y a 13 jours
  • And the worst camera operator in the world goes to...

    Media GlitchMedia GlitchIl y a 14 jours
  • Hippos don't eat meat wtf

    Luke AnthonyLuke AnthonyIl y a 14 jours
    • Probably was hungry

      GaymergamingGaymergamingIl y a 10 jours
  • Hippo rolled on em like "what's for lunch guys?" 😂

    Jam SFJam SFIl y a 14 jours
  • I have just discovered your channel. Love it.

    The Farm at 64The Farm at 64Il y a 15 jours
  • Croc fans will say these crocs are small and hipos big, and if was lolong or gustave, etc .. they would swallow the hipo )), but these hipos arent the biggest either.

    EmiB 1EmiB 1Il y a 15 jours
    • @One Bash Man 😂😂😂 sorry i made u cry ))

      EmiB 1EmiB 1Il y a 11 jours
    • Why are you crying? 😔😔😔

      One Bash ManOne Bash ManIl y a 12 jours
  • Where was a Shepard?

    Ezekiel MokgatlaEzekiel MokgatlaIl y a 15 jours
  • Good shot

    جدة - اسواق - رحلات - عروضجدة - اسواق - رحلات - عروضIl y a 15 jours
  • Crocodiles: stupid hippos! Hippos: stupid crocodiles!

    David OtrubaDavid OtrubaIl y a 15 jours
    • 😁😁

      Crazy IshanCrazy IshanIl y a 14 jours
  • How does the herdsman account for the loss of the cow? Or it the loss considered depreciation?

    Dimi DomoDimi DomoIl y a 15 jours
    • They are wild cows

      GaymergamingGaymergamingIl y a 10 jours
  • Maybe they should put those bells around the crocs.

    Andre' MillerAndre' MillerIl y a 15 jours
    • Lol.

      Crazy IshanCrazy IshanIl y a 14 jours
  • Hippos eat meat?

    Klay BigginsKlay BigginsIl y a 15 jours
  • A few questions are why do hippos want a cow. And what the hell did that bird steal was it a piece of meat or a fish?

    Michael GatewoodMichael GatewoodIl y a 15 jours
    • A piece of meat

      Ezekiel MokgatlaEzekiel MokgatlaIl y a 15 jours
    • Only the eagle knows

      Robert RivasRobert RivasIl y a 15 jours
  • Bruce the Cow is the last to pull up to the watering hole,not realizing the others are cautiously drinking Bruce skipping down without a care in the world: "Hey guys save some for me" Cow's:"Bruce watch out" Crocs:"looks like it's steaks tonight boys" Hippo:"oh no the hell you DID NOT cut up meat in my bath water"

    Flx GldFlx GldIl y a 15 jours
    • Bruce was SO late to the watering hole..then as soon as he gets there - BAM!

      66fredo99 la France66fredo99 la FranceIl y a 13 jours
    • Fcrvqr/

      Murugan KuppanMurugan KuppanIl y a 13 jours
  • The poor cow never stands a chance. They immediately pulled it underwater.

    Sterling RockSterling RockIl y a 15 jours
  • I think that hippo was from massai's neighbours 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂

    Ameen Sh mohamoudAmeen Sh mohamoudIl y a 15 jours

    Animais Selvagens do Pedro TêiaAnimais Selvagens do Pedro TêiaIl y a 16 jours
  • Watch that eagle🦅 that makes its entry at 3:25...

    Crazy IshanCrazy IshanIl y a 16 jours
  • My vegetarian friends when their parents aren't around!

    adnankhan89adnankhan89Il y a 16 jours
    • Lol, but humbly requesting you to avoid's just another topic for you, but for us, our vegetarianism is a principal we are close to.

      Crazy IshanCrazy IshanIl y a 16 jours
  • 牛見捨てるの早!んでカバが助けてるわけではなく縄張り守ってるだけ そしてそれを笑いながら見る人間が一番の醜悪

    ken nken nIl y a 16 jours
  • The king of river is hippo not crocodile.hippo can kill crocs.

    Jeevan Kumar GurungJeevan Kumar GurungIl y a 16 jours
    • Yes but the crocs bite can kill a hippo in one chomp

      GaymergamingGaymergamingIl y a 10 jours
  • I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!! I wish all of you guys happiness, success and good health in the new year!

    Kostya IncredibleKostya IncredibleIl y a 16 jours
  • That's how evolution takes place..

    Anup KumarAnup KumarIl y a 16 jours
  • Amazing how much action was captured in just this short clip. Cattle drinking, croc killing, hippo chasing/stealing, and to top it off, an eagle swooping in for that fish. Beautiful

    Tyler WongTyler WongIl y a 16 jours
  • Sorry filming

    cj dawncj dawnIl y a 16 jours
  • 3:38 Surprise fish catch!

    BigBrotherMateykaBigBrotherMateykaIl y a 16 jours
  • 💔😢

    Юрій СоваЮрій СоваIl y a 16 jours
  • Filming and laughing about domestic cattle being killed is shameful.

    Luke SimpsonLuke SimpsonIl y a 16 jours
    • Those are wild

      GaymergamingGaymergamingIl y a 10 jours
  • Why would hippo take the cow yet hippos are 100% vegetarians???

    Steve KaputaSteve KaputaIl y a 16 jours
    • Actually id say 90%

      GaymergamingGaymergamingIl y a 10 jours
  • poor cameraman

    B46B46Il y a 16 jours
  • 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🧒👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

    Karim QaisKarim QaisIl y a 17 jours
  • There's always a bigger fish

    Callum TorranceCallum TorranceIl y a 17 jours
  • Where was my maasai brothers at ?smh

    KbernieSHOWKbernieSHOWIl y a 17 jours
  • Hippo 🦛 was trying to save the cow 🐄 but it was too late.😢

    EL cousticEL cousticIl y a 17 jours
  • Fam, could this be Pac rapping?

    Lyrics 2020Lyrics 2020Il y a 17 jours
  • Crocs : Hey you are a herbivore, why bother our meal? Hippo : Shut up, i just wanna know it's a cow or not I don't like clickbait in our videos

    Six Path Ramen GuySix Path Ramen GuyIl y a 17 jours
  • Use bucket to collect water and never stay long at river/sea side. After incident happened to me when I went for fishing, only entered sea sides twice in 25 years.

    SaveNubaHeritageSaveNubaHeritageIl y a 17 jours
  • The croc is literally cruising by and they didn't go the other side or just not drink for a minute 🤦‍♂️

    Born SinnerBorn SinnerIl y a 17 jours
  • REALLY BAD VIDEO!!!! At LEAST SHOW the action!! This is so stupid!!

    Mr McGMr McGIl y a 17 jours
  • “Heb je dat op video Jelle?” 🇳🇱 represent

    IamJescobarIamJescobarIl y a 17 jours
  • The crocodile heard a funeral dance meme song when the boss arrived

    Jacob BhattacharjeeJacob BhattacharjeeIl y a 17 jours
  • Damn

    Nixon EliNixon EliIl y a 17 jours
  • I learned something new today...did not know hippos would do that...holy crap!

    Stephen DueckStephen DueckIl y a 17 jours

    Wilson RoganiWilson RoganiIl y a 17 jours
  • What where cows doing in a national park full of wild killers

    Karl MeadowsKarl MeadowsIl y a 17 jours
  • Unfortunately the caw that was caught just arrived. It seems the croc was actually waiting for it.😁😁

    kingsley afangidekingsley afangideIl y a 17 jours
  • JÁ era seu bobeira creuuuuu

    carlos santoscarlos santosIl y a 17 jours
  • Nossa que bichos violentos

    Sonia PirisSonia PirisIl y a 17 jours
  • Sneak attacks...That croc ain't nothing but a COWard.

    superstar2983superstar2983Il y a 17 jours
  • Is it the cowbells ringing probably some poor chaps cattle left to wander.

    Peter RodriguesPeter RodriguesIl y a 17 jours
  • My gosh that small body of water was infested with a lot of crocodiles.

    E WE WIl y a 17 jours
    • Just are right! 😯🐊🐊

      Crazy IshanCrazy IshanIl y a 16 jours
  • Waisted my time to see hippo's stealing a cow ...

    O EO EIl y a 17 jours
  • Watercow eating a cow

    James BrinkmanJames BrinkmanIl y a 17 jours
  • My eagle 🦅 came through and caught a fish 🐟 lol

    Must Watch TvMust Watch TvIl y a 17 jours
  • I can see the grief in eyes of other cow😔

    GeneralGeneralIl y a 17 jours
  • Camera guy sucks..Focus man!

    Abraham LaveAbraham LaveIl y a 17 jours
  • Crocodiles are scared shitless of Hippos & for good reason too !! 😀

    Derek CroftDerek CroftIl y a 17 jours
  • Como se ponen ha mirar y no ayudar gente estupida por que no se meten eyos los animales solo tienen sed y aparte se burlan pendejos idiotas

    ALEX FCALEX FCIl y a 18 jours
  • Must be hard to earn profits by cattle producers in this area.

    lorenzo lohmanlorenzo lohmanIl y a 18 jours
  • DOnt get it. hippos don't eat cows

    UandI USUandI USIl y a 18 jours
  • Crocs to hippo : we eat go eat your veggies!

    minet dbrogsminet dbrogsIl y a 18 jours
  • Terrible footage

    Leif SkjoldalLeif SkjoldalIl y a 18 jours
  • How come the cows they're not look after by they owners, I've fine it hard to believe

    doncorleoneizedoncorleoneizeIl y a 18 jours
  • Description made hippo non vegan

    Amaan KAmaan KIl y a 18 jours
  • Hippos(herbivore) are so OP that even crocs(carnivore) are afraid of them

    Awekening BroAwekening BroIl y a 18 jours
  • All kinds of action going on in this video. Crocs fighting and eating, hippos chasing and fighting crocs, eagles swooping and catching fish, wow!

    TMOD Aka The Master of DisasterTMOD Aka The Master of DisasterIl y a 18 jours
  • хозяева эти коровы 🐄 куда смотрит

    Е-99 еееЕ-99 еееIl y a 18 jours