The harrowing tale of being swallowed by a hippo

Posted at 12:22 AM, May 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-10 00:22:51-04

A man was once swallowed by a rogue hippo, and amazingly survived the ordeal. He is just now telling his extraordinary tale, seventeen years later.

In Africa, hippos are considered the most dangerous animal. Paul Templer knows this first hand.

Templer worked as a river guide on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe and was making his way down the river when he was attacked by a large hippo.

He was almost left for dead, although he did lose his left arm. How did he escape? The hippo actually let him go.

What’s he doing now?

He’s a motivational speaker–with swallowed by a hippo at the top of the resume!

Templer recently spoke about the rogue hippo with the Guardian. You can read that publication here.