A driver from South Africa was minding his own business on a highway when a hippo suddenly decided to ram his car, leaving the vehicle mangled.
Wilus Ceronie, 26, was traveling back from Mozambique after his first day at a new job Friday when he squared off with the hippo who happened to be at the side of the road.
In video from LatestSightings.com, the hippo charged toward Ceronie’s vehicle and rammed the front of it.
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Ceronie told Latest Sightings: “I braced myself as I realized he wasn’t going to stop. He hit the [truck] head on and then tried biting it. I guess after that he decided he had won because he just turned around and left.”
A photo of Ceronie’s truck was uploaded on Facebook that shows the damage to the vehicle.
“Even though there was damage done to the bonnet of my vehicle and the door couldn’t open, I’m grateful there were no serious injuries at the end of day,” he told Latest Sightings.
Hippo sightings are common in South Africa and the animals are known to be aggressive despite their lethargic demeanor.