Animal sighting: Angry elephant tramples crocodile – WATCH

In this latest animal sighting, an unlucky crocodile found itself underneath the feet of the world’s largest land mammal – and unfortunately did not make it to see another day.

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Elephants are generally peaceful and extremely caring animals.

However, females can become aggressive, particularly when protecting a young calf. Male elephants in musth can be just as aggressive.

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The unique sighting was captured on LatestSightings.com by Hans Henrik Haahr while on safari in Zambia.

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Crocodiles are opportunistic hunters and have been known to prey on baby elephants. This mother elephant was not taking any chances and was not happy with the crocodile being so close to her young calf.

To protect her calf, she removed the threat of the crocodile entirely. You can even see the elephant is lactating.

She approached the crocodile and started pushing it with her trunk and head, as her behaviour got more and more aggressive, and she started trampling the crocodile.

Notice, the elephant doesn’t have tusks, so she is resorting to using her mouth for most of the attack. She even went as far as wrapping her trunk around the crocodile’s tail and tossing it around while trampling it.

The continuous trampling by the elephant – weighing between 2 700kg and 3 600kg – resulted in the inevitable death of the crocodile.

Haahr said he had almost no words to describe the interaction, just that it was “shocking!”

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