Totally chill heron surfs a hippo

I'm a heron. Do what I want.

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Hippopotamuses are arguably the most dangerous animal in Africa, but does this heron give a single damn? No, it just calmly rides its back looking around as if to say "Yeah. I'm here. Finna change the game up on the rest of you coastal birds."

The clip was shot in Kruger National Park in South Africa and is bringing the park an unusual amount of hits.

One viewer and avid wildlife webcam watcher claims the heron does it all the time, despite the hippo's protestations.

"This is his daily and even bi-daily surf routine. Once I watched via webcam and Hippo was attempting to go deeper and deeper to get Heron off, but Heron stuck out the heavy surf and tides ... so Hippo resorted to some hectic moves which then had Heron lose his balance and fly off.  Hippo was overjoyed and even did a flip in the water with his feet sticking up in the air before heading for shore and wandering off to graze ... much earlier than usual too.  HILARIOUS!  :)"

Below I've set it to Drake's '6 God' for your enjoyment.

Comments