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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 17:22 GMT pauli3522
omgggggggggggggg..there are a lot of hipposssssssss.. i have never seen a lot of them together in one pic...great capture
Sep 24 2012 02:18 GMT DragonSpeed PRO
It was as if you could walk over them... but every now and then one would open their mouth wide and I would NOT want to be there at that moment :)