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Terrifying video: Giant hippo stalks boat underwater…then lunges

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KAFUE NATIONAL PARK, Zambia — Forget Jaws! A group of people on a speed boat had a giant, angry hippopotamus to contend with recently in Zambia.

Video showing the whole ordeal was recently posted to Facebook by Michael Varnell. The video was taken by a client of Pangolin Safaris.

In his post, Varnell writes, “Nothing like getting too close for comfort.”

The video shows the shadow of the huge animal underwater, as it stalks a boat full of people. Then, it lunges out of the water at the boat.

The boat was able to escape the hippo’s reach just in time. No one was injured, but the video has gone viral.

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