Warthog vs Rhino

 The saying "Dynamite comes in small packages" certainly came to mind  when I was lucky enough to watch this encounter between a Rhino  and a warthog recently.  On his way to the waterhole the Rhino came across the little warthog grazing. 

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Wanting to assert his dominance at the waterhole the Rhino made a bee line towards the warthog and shook his head to and fro and did a few mock charges.  He even jumped up and down - something I havent seen a Rhino do before - in an attempt to chase the cheeky warthog away but the warthog was having none of this bullying and quickly showed the Rhino that size doesnt matter! 

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He faced the Rhino head on and they stood eye to eye for a few minutes sizing one another up.  When the Rhino realized this is one fiesty little warthog who wasn't going to back off just because of a size issue, he spun around and moved off, leaving the warthog to gloat in his victory! 

Its wonderful encounters between animals like this that keeps one coming back for more - the interaction between wildlife always brings something new and exciting, and like on this occasion, a smile to your face!

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