A protective elephant mum got the shock of her life when her trunk was caught in the jaws of a ferocious crocodile in an epic tug of war in Zambia, reports Daily Mail. The female elephant and her baby were drinking from the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park when they were attacked.
Leaping out of the murky waters a vicious crocodile bit down on the female's trunk. Brought down on her hind legs, the elephant didn't give up and turned away from the water, despite the predator clamped down on her trunk.
Using incredible strength the female managed to shake off the croc after walking away from the water.She survived the attack along with her baby, despite a second scare when the baby tripped as the pair ran away.
They were seen feeding from the river later in the day.South Luangwa National Park is well-known for its mighty elephant herds of up to 70 individuals.
Measuring 9000 square kilometers, the park has 60 animal species including baboons, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, leopards, lions and hippopotamus.