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THE MOMENT a feared sixteen-foot long crocodile called “Jaws” tried to take down an adult eight-foot high elephant has been captured by an amateur photographer. The encounter, which lasted only 20 seconds, shows a herd of eleven elephants stopping off at a river to quench their thirst, when one of them got more than they bargained for. The mighty croc, locally known as Jaws, wrapped his mouth around the trunk of the adult elephant. Luckily a fellow member of the elephant herd was quick off the mark and charged the crocodile - forcing him to abandon his hefty lunch. South African teacher Gare

THE MOMENT a feared sixteen-foot long crocodile called “Jaws” tried to take down an adult eight-foot high elephant has been captured by an amateur photographer. The encounter, which lasted only 20 seconds, shows a herd of eleven elephants stopping off at a river to quench their thirst, when one of them got more than they bargained for.  The mighty croc, locally known as Jaws, wrapped his mouth around the trunk of the adult elephant.  Luckily a fellow member of the elephant herd was quick off the mark and charged the crocodile - forcing him to abandon his hefty lunch. South African teacher Gare Stock Photo
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Media Drum World / Alamy Stock Photo

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HYG2BG

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28 MB (1.5 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3094 x 3168 px | 26.2 x 26.8 cm | 10.3 x 10.6 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

24 January 2014

Photographer:

Media Drum World

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

THE MOMENT a feared sixteen-foot long crocodile called “Jaws” tried to take down an adult eight-foot high elephant has been captured by an amateur photographer. The encounter, which lasted only 20 seconds, shows a herd of eleven elephants stopping off at a river to quench their thirst, when one of them got more than they bargained for. The mighty croc, locally known as Jaws, wrapped his mouth around the trunk of the adult elephant. Luckily a fellow member of the elephant herd was quick off the mark and charged the crocodile - forcing him to abandon his hefty lunch. South African teacher Gareth Andrew Larkan (22) was at the ready to snap the pictures as the action unfolded at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa.

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