In post #8, I wrote about the Great Migration …. late one morning, we saw a small herd of zebra and wildebeest contemplating crossing the river. This time, a few crocodiles are in their path. But once they start crossing, they usually do not stop. Watching the crocs stalk the zebras and wildebeest was quite interesting, with all the hippos looking on too. Dozens of animals swam right in front of the crocs, with no attack. As time passed, there were two attacks on zebra, but both crocs missed. The first one, the croc was a bit too late and the zebra had time to get ashore. The second one, the huge croc went for the zebras neck and seemed to have him, but the zebra got away and scampered ashore. After this, the rest of the zebra seemed to be content not to cross!
Here are a few pics and video of the crossing and the crocodile attacks. At about the 1:00 mark, the small zebra swims right in front of the mouth of the crocodile, but no attack (croc attacks are at 1:25 and 1:40 in the video). I took the video and my friend Hunter took most of the pictures.
I’ll be winding up the blog entries for Africa in the next day or so.