Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hippos 3000 Humans 27

Ok, I didn't know this.
From Fox News: A large number of hippopotamuses have been killed in the western part of Niger after villagers blamed them for destroying crops and livestock.
In Ayorou, which attracts a great deal of tourists, at least 27 hippos have been destroyed, authorities said. 
The "massacre ...started in March and then assumed dramatic proportions" mainly in island settlements on the Niger river, Jando Rhichi Algaher, told the Agence France-Presse....
Despite this particular species of hippopotamus being protected, they are dangerous creatures. Approximately 3,000 people are killed each year by hippos, according to data compiled by Mother Nature Network.
I never realized hippos kill that many people,  I mean, they are so fat but they can run fast, up to 19mph on their stubby little legs.  They probably lure victims into a false sense of security and then stomp or bite the humans.
I'm pretty sure this does not happen:

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