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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 22 2012 02:48 GMT mamontof
Deadly creathures , magnifesent unique series , WOW !
Sep 22 2012 08:53 GMT DragonSpeed PRO
I recall reading somewhere that hippos are the major cause of death by wild animal in Africa. I could totally see that.
Sep 22 2012 14:23 GMT mamontof
Trust me . just in futere stay a way from that lovely clamzy creathure
A specialy when a quete baby involve , they fast in water and if not kill at least by bite brake bones
Nashorn/rhino danger too

Again love your photos, thank you to share them with as !