Huge hippo chases boat in Africa

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Huge Hippo Chases Boat in Africa

It was a clear, sunny day on the calm waters of Botswana's Chobe River when something unforgettable happened -- and jaw-dropping video captured it all.

Weather.com reports, on Jan. 6, tourists on a Pangolin photo safari in Chobe National Park were stunned as a giant hippopotamus stalked the craft through the river's waters and sped after the boat.

The video shows the large creature dip under the water, and then beeline for the boat -- heavy wake in its path.

The driver guns it, but 15 seconds later, the beast's head emerges from the water, snarling at the stunned tourists.

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Toby Jermyn of Pangolin Photo Safaris told Traveller24 the video was taken by South African tourist Craig Clive Jackson, who is also a professional photographer and videographer.

The video went viral after Malawian Style Safari and Adventure Holiday managing director Michael Varndell posted the video to his Facebook page Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Varndell himself is familiar with angry hippos. He commented on Facebook he's had his own close encounters.

Hippos are the most dangerous mammals in Africa, according to National Geographic, and this video is proof.

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