The elephant was brought to her knees as the crocodile thrashed around
Brought down on her hind legs, the
elephant didn't give up and turned away from the water, despite the
predator clamped down on her trunk.
Using incredible strength the female
managed to shake off the croc after walking away from the water.
She survived the attack along with her
baby, despite a second scare when the baby tripped as the pair ran away.
The elephant managed to turn away from the water even the croc was trying to pull her in
With her baby safely on the far side, the mum stepped away from the water with the croc still clamped on
The mighty elephant dragged the crocodile all the way out of the water as she walked away
They were seen feeding from the river later in the day.
South Luangwa National Park is
well-known for its mighty elephant herds of up to 70 individuals.
Measuring 9000 square kilometers, the park has 60 animal species
including baboons, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, leopards, lions and
Despite the unwanted appendage, she and her baby broke into a run
FREE: Water gushes from the mum's trunk as she
finally shakes the croc, with her baby momentarily tripping over the
predator before the pair made off safely