The small town of St. Lucia had a rather peculiar visitor - a hippo casually strolled towards a petrol station during the evening. St. Lucia residents are aware that they live in a wetlands area and are in close proximity to iSimangaliso Wetland Park which is home to an abundance of African wildlife. Many witnesses fled as they saw the huge and hefty hippo approaching - hippos are known to be aggressive and many took heed of this.
Imagine filling petrol and you turn to your right to be faced with a massive hippo staring back at you?! Only in South Africa will you experience such a wonderful and curious sighting. We can only wonder what the hippo's intentions were. This video was taken by Innes Minnie.