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Drinking stork interrupted by attack from not-so-dangerous crocodile

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Ben Hooper
A stork is startled by the sudden appearance of a baby crocodile. Screenshot: Storyful
A stork is startled by the sudden appearance of a baby crocodile. Screenshot: Storyful

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A visitor to a South African park captured video of a stork's heart-stopping close encounter with a crocodile of the adorable variety.

A video posted to YouTube by user roaneric shows a stork drinking in the water at Kruger National Park's Sunset Dam.

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The peaceful scene is quickly interrupted by the appearance of a crocodile that lunges out of the water and snaps its jaws at the bird.

The startled stork quickly dodges backward, but soon realizes the crocodile, a baby, is not quite large enough to prove dangerous.

The bird easily avoids the crocodile as it continues its water break.

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