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The hippo is an intriguing animal. They look dumb and slow, but can run fast and have a real mean streak in them. They are vegetarians, but those long sharp teeth aren't for eating plants... they are for dealing with unwelcome guests and other hippos.

Oh, and imagine a bunch of overweight vegetarians eating vegetation all day in non-moving water. The "processed" food makes for a disgusting, foul brown water that absolutely stinks.

Photos taken by Mrs Dragonspeed and I during our 2009 safari with Tropical Trails

For the full African Adventure see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157621906615382/

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Sep 23 2012 17:20 GMT pauli3522
what a nice picccccccccccccccc
Sep 24 2012 02:16 GMT DragonSpeed PRO
They look so unwieldy and large, but these animals can run fast and have a real mean streak.
Sep 27 2012 10:58 GMT superJoan
They are not really ugly just cumbersome....fantastic photograph
Sep 29 2012 19:56 GMT RainyDay
thats sweet :)