El Keniano wrote:
Real Obvi wrote:
Hippos kill far more people each year than cape buffaloes.
That's because of more frequent interactions with humans on rivers and lakes. There's always a chance hippos will leave you alone if they don't feel threatened or their territory encroached upon. Cape buffalo, otoh, are called "the black death" for a reason. They have a deep-seated, instinctive hatred of humans. They move powerfully and are surprisingly fast and agile. They will stalk and ambush humans with skill, manoeuvres and patience that would make a commando proud. They're much more dangerous when alone, but even herds can use moves like fake retreating to draw you in while others outflank you from the wings and attack you from behind.
Vicious animals, buffalo.
That was a very visual description.
Thanks El Keniano.