Fearless hippo calf warns thirsty buffalo to stay clear of ‘his’ water

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A young hippo managed to successfully scare a herd of buffalo from drinking from his side of the watering hole.

Avid wildlife documenter Edrich Schafer described the scene as: “Suddenly the hippo bursts out of the water towards the buffalo to make his intentions clear. The female buffalo got a fright and quickly backed up away from the water,”

“This young male hippo was letting the buffalo know to stay clear from his water over which they are all so possessive. The buffalo then decided to join the other buffalo to drink a little further away from the grumpy aquatic creatures,” Schafer continued.

The clip was filmed in Kruger National Park on September 30.

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