Baby Elephant Learns To FEAR Crocs – The Croc Gets Brutally Schooled As Well

In the wild, there's no room for helicopter parenting or safe spaces. It's 'sink or swim' from day one.

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on October 11, 2017

In the wild, there’s no room for helicopter parenting or safe spaces. It’s ‘sink or swim’ from day one.

Here’s a day in the life of a little elephant, just making his way in the world.

Hint: This ain’t no Disney flick.

You stick your face in the wrong drinking hole, you might get half of it torn off.

This is the wilderness. There are no second chances… only close calls.

So we see a herd of elephants like up to the water hole. Nothing unusual there, in the hot African sun.

But suddenly there is a horrible racket.

Bellowing.

Trumpeting.

The herd pulls back from the water’s edge.

Except for the littlest one. Why?

Because he went on an unplanned fishing expedition.

And instead of a fish, he reeled in a croc.

There he was, Jaws locked, hanging off the little one’s trunk.

After a moment, the elephants saw what was going on, and one of the bigger ones stepped up.

He took care of business.

Faced the predator head on.

And stomped him a new mud hole.

He took care of business.

Two lessons were learned that day.

The baby elephant learned to be attentive to the threats in the water.

And the croc learned not to mess with a herd of elephants.

Life, like the wild — is not a safe place for the faint of heart.

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