Animals

By Jamie Smith


A wildlife photographer captured the hilarious moment a baby hippo brings a turtle out of its shell – with a playful bite on the bum.

Marketing manager Seyms Brugger, 39, caught the adorable baby hippo in action at the Lake Panic Bird Hide, in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Pic by Seyms Brugger/Caters News

Seyms, from Johannesburg, spotted the terrapin turtle relaxing on the log.

But the baby hippo thought it was the perfect time to have some fun and make a friend – resulting in the adorable snaps.

Seyms said: “It was nothing but fooling around on the baby hippo’s part.

Pic by Seyms Brugger/Caters News

“The hippo is literally biting the poor terrapin turtle – one can almost feel the poor turtle’s pain. “It swam up to the turtle quite excitedly, but eventually lost interest.””We always look for unique moments in wildlife photography, and this ranks up there.

“It was one of the most unique moments I have ever witnessed.”