Man Swallowed by Hippo Lives to Tell Tale
I don’t know about you, but images of Jonah being swallowed by a whale pop into my mind.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, African tour guide Paul Templer tells his harrowing story:
“I was aware that my legs were surrounded by water, but my top half was almost dry. I seemed to be trapped in something slimy. There was a terrible, sulphurous smell, like rotten eggs, and a tremendous pressure against my chest. My arms were trapped but I managed to free one hand and felt around – my palm passed through the wiry bristles of the hippo’s snout. It was only then that I realised I was underwater, trapped up to my waist in his mouth.”
Paul Templer is no longer an African river guide (no surprise), but you can read the rest of his amazing story at The Guardian’s website (link).
Hippo photo credit: @Doug88888 on Flickr