Be careful where you poke your nose..!

During the height of the dry season in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, with temperatures reaching upwards of 40 degrees, animals must find water where they can…
A small water hole in front of Mfuwe Lodge’s main viewing deck has been a favourite destination in recent weeks…especially for thirsty elephants. However, as we all know, drinking can be hazardous to your health…
Whilst quenching his thirst during the heat of the day, one bull elephant discovered to his cost that he was sticking his nose in where it wasn’t wanted…and that his choice of drinking den wasn’t quite as empty and innocent at it first appeared..!
Fortunately, even a fairly large, sharp-toothed crocodile is no match for a fully grown bull elephant, and it was definitely a case of biting off more than it could chew…
With an ear piercing trumpet the elephant simply blew his nose and dislodged the offending reptile, with little damage…other than to his pride perhaps.
In Africa it always pays to check carefully before you start drinking….

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