November 8, 2018 | Susan Napier-Sewell

How far away is death?

Hippos are surprisingly agile for their size. They can run at a clip of 19-20 mph. Territorial and moody, hippos are known to charge, attack, and capsize small boats.

Just in case you think you can go up against a hippo—and if the fact that hippos kill more than 2,900 humans a year doesn’t give you pause—the image below gives you an idea of how this croc fared.

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Accidents, How Far Away Is Death?, Human Performance
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