By Pete Thomas/GrindTv
Boaters on waterways in Malawi, Africa, face all sorts of potential hazards, but perhaps top among them are angry hippopotamuses.
The accompanying footage shows a large hippo closing in on a speedboat with an underwater charge so swift that the massive animal creates its own wake before breaking the surface.
The footage also shows the boat’s pilot powering forward and veering to avoid the charging critter. The video was posted to Facebook on Monday by Michael Varndell, managing director for Malawian Style - Safari and Adventure Holidays, with a brief description: “Nothing like getting too close for comfort….”
The precise location of the hippo attack is not clear, but Varndell’s post was from an area near Dsoka, Malawi.
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