Lucky escape from a crocodile

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Johan Opperman (38) , an amateur photographer - from Pretoria, in South Africa, captured the incredible moment while on a day trip in the country's Kruger National Park.

A baby elephant was given quite a shock when the camouflaged crocodile gave a tug on its trunk while the baby went for a drink with its family.


The baby tried its best to pull away, shrieking in fright

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BEFORE: All was calm at the watering hole as the young elephant wallows in the cooling mud with the adults

Under the watchful eye of its family, the young elephant headed to the edge of the waterhole to grab itself a drink.

Hearing the baby's distress calls, the herd of elephants, which are known for being very protective of their young, immediately came to its rescue, scaring off the croc by trumpeting and stamping around.
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A panic broke out as the herd sensed something. They bellowed warnings, rushing away from the water hole, but one baby was left behind

After the attack the herd stayed with the youngster. When the baby had been tended to and the herd decided all was well, they crossed the dam together, just meters from where the crocodile had been hiding.

'The crocodile grabbed the baby elephant and made an attempted kill - it was hoping for a nice lunch with elephant on the menu.

The baby tried its best to pull away, shrieking in fright

'From a couple o f experts, it's been heard that this is however very rare, and that crocodiles do not normally try to catch elephants.

'When the crocodile got hold of the baby elephant, the whole herd of elephants first went crazy, running around and trumpeting,  then proceeded to come for the rescue of the baby elephant.

'After it was saved, all the elephants of the herd stayed around the baby elephant for a while, making sure that the baby was okay.

'The ones coming to the rescue were most probably female, especially the matriarch female.

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Panic over, the elephants crossed over together, keeping a wary eye out. The crocodile has vanished back into the swampland beneath the water weed


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Yours ............ :-)


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