Terrifying moment angry hippo chases tourists’ SPEEDBOAT: animal slides through water as it forces tourists to leave its territory in Kenya
- Footage shows four hippos enjoying the water before one charges tourists
- The animal makes an angry throaty sound as it leaps forward and chases
- Shocked tourists immediately walked away and tried to outrun the angry mammal
It’s the terrifying moment an angry hippo chased a group of tourist speedboats to force them out of its territory in Lake Victoria, Kenya.
The footage shows four hippos calmly enjoying the water as the boat approaches before one clearly opposes the tourists.
The semi-aquatic mammal makes an angry throaty sound as it leaps forward and begins to chase the tourist boat.
Images show the hippo sliding through the water as shocked tourists start to walk away in fear.
It’s the terrifying moment an angry hippo chased a group of speedboats of tourists to force them out of its territory in Kenya
Footage shows the hippo sliding through the water in pursuit of the tourist’s boat as shocked tourists start to walk away in fear
The massive animal disappears underwater as it pursues, only briefly surfacing to breathe.
The stunning footage was captured on Friday by Dicken Muchena, 27, who had jumped into the speedboat with three friends in the hopes of spotting a hippo.
This is the second time in six months that geography professor Muchena has been hunted by an angry safari animal in Kenya.
In December, he was charged by a huge giraffe during a visit to the jungle of the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya.
This is the second time in six months that Muchena, a geography teacher, has been hunted by an angry safari animal in Kenya – in December he was indicted by an angry giraffe
This is the time when a large giraffe charges tourists in Kenya’s Masai Mara reserve
The group had just left after spending time admiring the giraffes in their pastures in the reserve when the huge creature came so close that it “almost stepped on the vehicle,” according to Muchena.
At the time he said he believed the animal mistook them for enemies and described the encounter as “frightening”.
Eventually the driver managed to move the car out of the way of the giraffe. No one was injured in the incident.