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Old 09-15-2006, 04:01 PM   #16
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Hippos kill more people every year than any other animal in Africa (or at least this is what I was told when I lived in Mali). They may look cute, but they are very dangerous.
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Old 09-15-2006, 08:31 PM   #17
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Sure it's real life, but did anyone else get the impression it was all orchestrated? There were at least 40 different camera angles.
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I held out as long as I could.....the narrator clearly stated that this incident was a "territorial" hippo...
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It's only how their natural instincts are... whatever they may be thinking when they do act the way they do.

Like I was watching this thing on National Geographic, or one of those nature specials on PBS, they were showing the life of a crocodile and it was sad... that baby crocs get eaten by bigger birds and -gasp- even their own, accidentally thought as prey, even crocodiles commit cannibalism by eating smaller versions of themselves.
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a "territorial" hippo?


and a story.
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On the other side of the coin, there are 35 cameras in and out of the water and they intentionally introduce a mother and new calf into a pond that "belongs" to a very mean male Hippo who does what comes naturally....who's at fault???? I mean, the cameras were all in position "just waiting for something to happen????"

Listen to the first 3 minutes or so, they describe the situation as one of Territory...oh forget, you guys just don't get it...its wildlife .. eat or be eaten...same BS happens in our neighborhoods everyday with a very different species....
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it's survival of the fittest.....
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a "territorial" hippo?

Hippos are terribly mean and territorial. They're far more dangerous than any of the big wild African cats.
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Imagine learning this kind of thing about wild animals on Interference.
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he must have been a hungry hungry hippo
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Wild life programmes are so different in america than they are in the UK. The music, the narrator... it was filmed like a soap opera.

But I agree - sadly its just nature taking its course!
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Wild life programmes are so different in america than they are in the UK. The music, the narrator... it was filmed like a soap opera.

But I agree - sadly its just nature taking its course!
Trust me, that one was wacky. I've never seen such a theatrical wildlife program
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Hey, does anyone remember that "house hippo" advert that used to come on? (It was to show kids not to trust everything they see on TV.) Now that was cute.

I don't like hippos.
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