WATCH: Elephant gets the fright of its life as crocodile grabs its trunk

13 April 2017 - 11:31 By TimesLIVE
A herd of elephants is surprised by a crocodile sneak attack at Liwonde National Park in Malawi.
A herd of elephants is surprised by a crocodile sneak attack at Liwonde National Park in Malawi.
Image: Facebook/Alexander Amuli M'betti Makanga

There's nothing worse than stopping off at your local watering hole for a quick drink - and having a crocodile grab your nose.

Alexander Amuli M'betti Makanga shared this video on Facebook of an elephant's unlucky encounter with a reptilian predator in Liwonde National Park in Malawi

In the video, filmed while on a boat safari at Mvuu Camp, the herd of elephants is seen approaching the water to grab a drink when a crocodile leaps out of the murky depths and clamps down on a pachyderm's trunk.

What ensues is a short, intense fight as the elephant flings his body - and the crocodile - around trying to dislodge the unwelcome baggage before finally freeing himself.

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