Animals | February 23, 2023 3:18 PM | hangbony
A herd of wildebeest drink water at the Gezantoмi Waterhole, and one unlucky calf is devoured by a crocodile. A second male crocodile arrived on the scene and snatched the struggling wildebeest out of the jaws of the smaller croc.
WildeƄeest Escapes Small Croc to Swipe Monster’s JawsCrocMonster’s crocodile hones in on the helpless wildebeest.
22-year-old twins Nicole and Alex Crommel were on safari in the Kruger National Park. Driing along the mountain road from the crocodile bridge to Lower Saie camp, they witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime sighting. The twins told Latestsightings.co about their encounter.
“We were overlooking the water when we noticed a crocodile jumping into it.” We decided to wait around as we saw a herd of elk approaching. The wildebeest were all very skittish and approached the water in numerous tidal waves. Many different wildebeest herds approached the water. The crocodile mostly touched him but did not attack.
Crocodiles are ambush hunters that lie in wait for unsuspecting prey. This is what this particular crocodile was doing—patiently waiting for the perfect moment. Crocodiles are incredible apex hunters and can remain motionless even when an animal is inches from them.
“Patience may not always pay off in the wild.” However, this time it surely did! We had a feeling that something was going to happen, as we knew a hungry crocodile was lurking in the murky water. After waiting for about 30 minutes, this happened.
Wildebeest Flees Small Croc to Swipe Monster Croc’s JawsWildebeest Flees Small Croc to Swipe Monster Croc’s Jaws
“We were in the car with my parents. There was one other car there, and no doubt they were experiencing the same anticipation that we were.”
“The crocodile sprang out of the water and managed to grab ahold of one of the smaller wildebeest. It originally had the wildebeest by the nose, but once they were in the water, for a brief moment, it lost its hold but managed to grab the wildebeest’s right front leg. The wildebeest was not growing up. It managed to fight its way to the edge of the desert. Unfortunately for the wildebeest, a much larger crocodile was watching the crowd from close by.
“We suspect the first crocodile was not strong enough to take down the elephant alone.” That is why the wildebeest was only put out of its misery by the crocodile. The wildebeest made it to the dam’s ank, where the larger crocodile chomped it down, killing it.
Swimming wildebeest into the jaws of a massive croc!
“We thought the wildebeest would get away at one point. However, we agreed that its leg would have been severely injured and that it would have been in a lot of pain. That would have resulted in the wildebeest not surviving much longer anyway.
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