Nature can be brutal and terrifying at times. And those who want proof must watch this video that shows the exact moment a hungry crocodile pounces on a baby elephant near a watering hole.
A video shared online shows the dramatic battle that ensues after the crocodile picks its next meal. Only, things don't quite go as planned for the reptile.
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Shared online by Alexander Makanga, the video shows a herd of elephants walking towards the watering hole. Suddenly, as if out of nowhere, a crocodile emerges out of the water and grabs the baby elephant's trunk.
The adult elephants quickly get into formation to get between the fight and the younger members of the herd, and one of the larger elephants steps forward once the youngsters are safe to help the struggling herd member, which tosses the crocodile back and forth in its struggle to get away.
The larger elephant appears to successfully strike the crocodile in such a way that causes it to release its grip, and the younger elephant rejoins the herd, having apparently avoided serious injuries in the confrontation.
Makanga said the ultimate fate of the crocodile was unknown, but he is "sure [the croc] sustained some injuries."
A few days ago, another video like this, made it online. This time, the battle was between a horse and an alligator.
Watch this video below: