Shut in hippo goes radical
A ST LUCIA hippo is no doubt walking around town sporting some ‘war wounds’ after annihilating a resident’s gate in its quest for freedom.
It appears the hippo made its way into a panhandle property in Hornbill Street through an open gate last Wednesday, obviously to sample the grass deemed greener ‘on the other side’.
Without realising there was a giant hippo in the yard, the residents later closed the gate.
Attempting to leave the property to continue its nocturnal grazing throughout the rest of St Lucia, the hippo found itself closed in and proceeded to do what only a creature of its magnitude can.
It broke down a portion of the property’s brick boundary wall and completely destroyed the metal gate, leaving behind much blood and some pieces of flesh in its trail of destruction.
The incident reiterates that St Lucia is not your average residential town and that there is wildlife around every corner.
Hippos grazing the grass verges is an everyday occurrence in St Lucia, and one which continues to wow visitors, both local and international.
The hippo completely destroyed the residential gate in its attempt to escape