Re: Elephant Attacks
- From: Lorenz.Lang@xxxxxx
- Date: 29 Jan 2006 09:00:47 -0800
> Lorenz.Lang@xxxxxx wrote:
> > IIRC the various crocodiles are the most dangerous
> > predators - killing the most humans each year.
> Could be, but you expect that. I've heard hippos are
> the most dangerous animal in the world, which is an
> odd one, but believeable; they have the power to do
> damage. In the US, it's supposedly deer, from vehicle
Hippos are not that widespread - they live only in Africa.
Crocodiles live around the world: North-, Middle- and
South-America, Southern Pacific Islands, Australia,
South-East-Asia, India, Africa.
I don't know if Hippos kill more people nonetheless.
> > You have a good chance to see or hear a bear or elephant
> > before you're attacked. Both usually won't attack
> > without provocation, leaving humans alone if given the choice.
> You would think. Thumbnail summary; plenty of elephants
> have plenty of provocation, and they are smart enough to
> hold a grudge. A few turn into habitual killers. They have
> strong emotions, are hard to read, and are never really
> tame, not like a dog or cow. They are quite fast for a short
> time, race horse fast, agile in the neck and trunk. They
> are very smart, too.
> National Geographic replays the shows, catch it if it comes
I don't have a TV-set since 12 years and pity all the
> > Crocodiles OTOH snatch anything at the bank or entering
> > the water without warning.
> Deadly, but it's like the only trick they know.
It's been sufficient for 20 million years,
when last I looked. :-)
The extinct species form the majority of the Hippos today,
only two survived so far...
My crocs totally pwn your itsy-bitsy hippos.
> I lived in the panhandle of Florida for a while,
> and it's funny how many yappy little dogs
> disappeared. Far Side had a tribute cartoon,
> "Bobbing for Poodles"
> > They are able to drag even gnus and buffalos underwater.
> Well, you know what they say,
> "No gnus is good gnus."
LOL. For a second I thought "Huh?" before the penny
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