WATCH: Unusual Hippo vs Shark interaction in KZN's iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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Cape Town - At Traveller24 we've been treated to our fair share of pics and videos showing sharks doing some extra-ordinary things - like this particular shark cage dive, where divers got way more than they bargained for.

Even the odd frolicking hippo footage, we'll certainly never forget this one time a rogue hippo decided to take a dip in the ocean off the coast of Mozambique.

And of course this new footage showing a small bull shark swimming daringly close to a family of hippos in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal has us more than a little stoked.

Watch: Unusual Hippo vs Shark Interaction at iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KZN

Captured by 30-year-old tour operator, Stacey Farrell during a hippo and crocodile safari on the St Lucia Estuary, Farrell said, "We spotted a small bull - Zambezi - shark swimming close to the hippo family. I stopped the boat along the bank as we were watching the pod of hippo return to the water.”

READ: iSimangaliso aiming to be 'Africa’s greatest conservation-based tourism offering'

According to Farrell, bull sharks are unique in that they can live in both salt and freshwater, seeing them in the estuary is a common sight as this is where females will have their babies. 

“Due to the hippo defecating in the water there are generally a lot of fish between the hippos, so it would be the best place for the shark to be looking for a snack. The water was very muddy and the shark started bumping into the hippo, which caused them to start attacking the shark.

READ: iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Wild place of superlatives

"The shark was much faster and managed to get away at the last second.” Farrell said.

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