WATCH: Angry hippo lunges towards speed boat following underwater pursuit

Posted at 3:14 PM, Jan 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-14 15:19:09-05

KAFUE NATIONAL PARK, Zambia — Video of a hippopotamus chasing down and lunging toward a speed boat in Zambia’s Kafue National Park has gone viral after a tour guide posted the clip on Facebook. Michael Varndell told the Daily Mail he was surprised by the hippo’s aggressive moves.

“Normally Hippos would not be aggressive unless they have babies or unless they feel threatened,” Varndell said. “To be fair one had a baby, but the bottom line is the Kafue is still so raw and wild and undiscovered.”

No one was injured in this situation. The video has been viewed more than 100,000 on Varndell’s Facebook page.

“Nothing like getting too close for comfort,” he posted.