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.