*What a mama won’t do, to save her baby. This is no more evident than in the animal kingdom where, if you’re a fan of all those animal shows on TV, you’ll know what I mean.
An animal must always be in ‘alert’ mode for predators who will come at them from every angle. Even when they do something seemingly as innocent as getting a drink of water from a watering hole, they must use the instincts of their wisdom at the approach.
This was all too true for a mother and baby elephant who approached a watering hole at the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park. And the mother, using that instinct, decided to drink first, before allowing her baby too.
When UP jumps a crocodile, who proceeds to bite down on her trunk…with no intentions of letting go anytime soon!
That croc brought the five-ton-mama elephant to her knees, and her baby is oblivious to the danger.
And a ferocious, painful tug-of-war ensued…
But that tough mama wasn’t about to acquiesce…Even if it meant dragging that sucka out of the water, while it still clamped down on her trunk.
And dragging it out of the murky waters…Surely that thing must be as tired of being dragged as the mama elephant is feeling pain…but its a standoff as to who will give in!
It’s still latched on though we can’t see it clearly…And oh dang, look below: just as it seemed the croc might be ‘giving in’ the baby trips over it…
But the fat lady didn’t sing yet, and the ending may not be what you think.
Check out the final incredible “happy ending” photo here.