2-year-old boy rescued after ‘half of his body’ was swallowed by hippo!
A two-year-old boy survived being attacked by a hippo in Uganda after being partially devoured!
According to a spokesman for Uganda Police Force This week, the case went down on December 4 when the child, identified by authorities as Iga Paul, was playing near his home in the town of Katwe-Kabatoro when he was suddenly grabbed by a hippo and “swallowed half of a person”. OH MY GOD!!!! Thankfully, an outsider – identified by the police as Chrispa Bagonza – was nearby and threw rocks at the animal to get it to spit the child out of its mouth. Police said:
“Chrispas Bagonza, who was nearby, had to be brave enough to save the victim after he threw a rock, which scared the hippo, causing it to spit the victim out of its mouth.”
The child was taken to a clinic for treatment of a hand wound and then transferred to a hospital. Bwera Hospital for extra care. He reported receiving a rabies vaccine. According to the Uganda Police Force, Iga has been discharged from the hospital and returned to her parents after making a full recovery. Wow… This kid was very, very lucky!
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According to a police spokesman, the boy lives about 800 meters from Lake Edward, where the incident took place. Wildlife Conservation Society says about 6,000 hippos are still alive at this time. However, the Uganda Police Force noted that this was the “first such incident where a hippo strayed out of Lake Edward and attacked a child”.
follow Africa Wildlife FoundationThe hippopotamus is the third largest mammal after elephants and white rhinos. They weigh between 1.4 and 5 tons, have strong jaws that can extend up to 150 degrees, and have large incisors. With those details in mind, national geography reported that they are one of the most dangerous animals in the world. And just to give you an idea, the store shared that hippos can break a canoe in half, all thanks to their powerful jaws! CRITICIZE! Furthermore, the Africa Wildlife Foundation has reported that these animals tend to leave the water at night to graze, eating up to 88 pounds in 4 to 5 hours.
While law enforcement insists the hippo is back in the water, they ask residents to “remain vigilant” if any animals appear in their area:
“Although hippos are afraid to return to the lake, all people near animal reserves and habitats should know that wildlife is dangerous. Wild animals instinctively see humans as a threat, and any interaction can cause them to act strangely or aggressively. We would like to remind all residents of Katwe-Kabatooro Town Council, located in Queen Elizabeth National Park, to stay alert and always warn UWA rangers about animals that have strayed into the area. their neighborhood.”
What a terrifying incident! We’re glad he’s safe from the attack! React, readers Perezcious? Let us know in the comments below!
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