One of the most vicious creatures in the world is the hippo. The enormous monsters murder 500 people annually in Africa, according to estimates. They can open their lips 150 degrees, and their bite is more powerful than a lion’s. A young boy was recently assaulted by one of the animals in a tiny Ugandan community.
A hippo abruptly scooped up a two-year-old who was playing outside his home in the Katwe Kabatoro Town Council. He was snatched up by the animal by the head and swallowed whole.
Hippo swallows 2-year-old boy, throws him back up alive https://t.co/BbJ14kLPxE pic.twitter.com/4wgiMlRGHJ— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 13, 2022
According to reports, Chrispas Bagonza saw the assault and immediately started tossing rocks at the hippo. The animal puked up the boy after becoming alarmed. The episode was the first time one of the beasts has emerged into the lake to attack a child who was on land, the town’s police head told Newsweek.
Fortunately, the kid only suffered minor wounds and managed to flee. He received medical care at the hospital and a rabies shot.
A hippo assaulted a guy in Kenya in September. He was preparing to have dinner when the beast chased him, taking a chunk off of his arm.
Authorities in Uganda have issued warnings to citizens to watch out for their children.