How the elephant got his nose

by Rebecca on November 30, 2013

in Animals in the News

Real life elephant having his nose pulled by an alligator:

croc v elephant

The image was captured by photographer Ian Salisbury, who manages a safari lodge nearby.

“One of our guests had seen a crocodile try a similar attack on another elephantearlier in the day so, camera in hand, I went to see if there might be a repeat performance,” Salisbury told Caters News Agency. “The action was so quick – a couple of seconds – and fortunately I had the camera pointing in the right direction. Having spent 30 years in the African bush, I [realize] how lucky I was to catch the scene.”

The elephant dismissed the crocodile, who’d clearly bit off more than he could chew, with a quick shake of his trunk. Neither animal appears to have been seriously injured in the incident.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/12/crocodile-bites-elephant-trunk-photo_n_4261089.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D405175


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