Re: Elephant Attacks
- From: Matt Frisch <matuse73@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 11:37:30 GMT
On 30 Jan 2006 15:35:33 -0800, "Madkaugh" <madkaugh@xxxxxxxxx> scribed into
>Matt Frisch wrote:
>> On 29 Jan 2006 14:00:42 -0800, "Madkaugh" <madkaugh@xxxxxxxxx> scribed into
>> the ether:
>> >> The extinct species form the majority of the Hippos today,
>> >> only two survived so far...
>> >> My crocs totally pwn your itsy-bitsy hippos.
>> >> :-)
>> >I'm not much on hippo lore, but there must be a reason
>> >crocs favor the waterhole grab rather than the readily
>> >available hippo.
>> Crocs will take baby hippos if they can, but usually they can't. Mother
>> hippos are extremely protective, and an adult hippo can literally bite a
>> croc in half.
>Uhm, they've got the big jaws and a few wicked canines,
>but how do they actually sever a croc? Do they have
>incisors on the sides for cutting vegetation?
I've never been clear on exactly how this happens either, but when you see
a dozen different wildlife biologists say it, you kind of have to accept
that it's true. I don't imagine that it's like a human biting a carrot
stick in half, there's probably some shaking or something going on.
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