A video on social media has caught the attention of many people, including wildlife enthusiasts, of how an elephant calf used its trunk to hide a crocodile in a swamp where the animals had come to drink.
Fortunately, 𝑏𝑎𝑏𝑦 was rescued by her mother, whose maternal instinct was struck Elephants are one of the many animals that exhibit maternal instincts to protect their young. Read on for a full account of epsoᴜпteг Ƅ between crocodiles and elephants.
A mother elephant stops to hunt a crocodile over her calf
Mothers are always there for their children, they sacrifice their own lives to keep their children safe. While it’s mostly unheard of in humans, wildlife also has a lot to offer, and the latest video is just one of many proofs that mother animals care so much for their babies.
A Twitter post by Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Supriya Sah ɡɩагипɡ showed proof that mother elephants will go to any lengths to protect their 𝑏𝑎𝑏𝑦. The video begins with a crocodile stabbing and an elephant attacking a calf.
The crocodile clinging tightly to the trunk of the calf, the mother elephant, who was walking, came back to him and stopped in a frenzy until she told him that she was going to India. The mother elephant pushed the crocodile further in search of 𝒾𝓁𝓁.
As written, many applauded the courage to support the baby elephant. Serial commenters also sympathize with the 𝑏𝑎𝑏𝑦 elephant as it can be a painful experience, with another commenting that it’s not good to mess with a mother elephant.
This 𝑏𝑎𝑏𝑦 elephant has a lucky incident when a crocodile tried to jump off its trunk – only to return to its mother. This calf was lying in the shallow end of a waterhole in the African jungle when the crocodile fell into the water and grabbed a tree trunk in a real-life rendition of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories.
The rest of the herd watched in horror, hissing and snorting as they tried to protect the ʋulneraƄle 𝑏𝑎𝑏𝑦 elephant from the slaves. To compensate, the little 𝑏𝑎𝑏𝑦 elephant grabs the reptile and shoves the crocodile into the water.
François Borman, a Jimoulian farmer and amateur photographer, took several pictures at the Mana Pool in the Jamlezi Valley of Jimoulwe. ‘I’ve been in the woods for hours looking for some action – but that’s the last thing I’ll see!’ 48-year-old Francois commented.
‘When I take my Semega, I usually have high expectations and it’s great to hold this perspective. I witnessed a small herd of elephants come to drink, and spent time watching the local crocodile theme and getting in shape chasing a shallow calf.
The new elephant was looking forward to a drink, as he waded into the shallow, dirty water without running.’
‘The world does not need to rush, and it certainly does not consider the dangers lurking in the murky waters,’ he added. The calf is very small and does not yet know how to drink from the trunk;
It kneels to sip water with its mouth, then stands up and reaches for the water to try. Suddenly, the crocodile jumped on the elephant’s trunk and grabbed it – it was a beautiful sight.’
‘The calf gave a terrible cry and continued to fight for its life with the crocodile. Time stands still as the calf laughs and almost immediately pounces on the water crocodile. The other elephants agreed and the crocodile released the calf. I was shocked to see my picture; I knew they were special.’
‘Wildlife photographers spend a lot of time sitting around, waiting and hoping for that particular scene – photographs like this are the prize,’ says the photographer.