This unlucky crocodile found himself in quite an unusual predicament. Despite being known as one of the fiercest predators in Africa, this reptile was nearly killed after it came too close to dozens of aggressive hippos.

Thinking the croc posed a threat to the young, the adult hippos came together to defend the herd. The croc frantically thrashed around in an attempt to escape, finally freeing itself from the jaws of a large hippo before making a dash to safety.

Crocodiles and hippos share territory but generally don’t mess with one another, with the exception of crocs sometimes preying on young hippos. A crocodile is no match for a fully grown adult hippo, and will generally leave them alone.