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Herd of HIPPOS invades rugby pitch in South Africa


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© Reuters / Mike Hutchings

 

There were some heavyweight arrivals to the ranks of Letaba Rugby Club in South Africa this week as a group of hippos made their way onto the team’s pitch.

 

Footage of at least half a dozen of the lumbering semiaquatic mammals – whose bulk would be the envy of any rugby team’s pack – was shared by news outlet Far North Bulletin, and subsequently did the rounds on social media.

 

The animals – who weigh up to around 3,900lb (1,800kg) for males – reportedly made their way onto the field to graze after players had just finished a training session.

 

The team’s pitch lies not far from the Letaba River, and it is reportedly not uncommon for the animals to wander in the area, especially after sunset.

 

https://www.rt.com/sport/460817-hippos-invade-rugby-pitch/

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, mudslag said:

Don't ###### with hippos

 

 

Quite fascinating that the Hippo seems to have calculated an intercept course for where the boat was going to be. This probably wasn't its first time.

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