(KDVR-TV) Paul Templer knew his would-be murderer. He was sort of hard to miss. After all, he was a two-ton hippopotamus.
The Michigan native recounted his amazing tale in the London Guardian's "Experience" series last week. Considering Templer was swallowed by a hippo and lived to tell about it, other stories in the series may end up failing in comparison.
At the time of the swallowing, Templer was a 27-year-old river guide giving tours down the Zambezi river near Victoria Falls along the African border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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Everything started when one of Templer's apprentices got his small kayak – complete with two worried tourists – hi-centered on the back of a large hippo. Templer said he paddled furiously back upstream in an attempt to assist the kayak.
That's when he was "engulfed into darkness."
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