Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hippopotamus tails

If you ever see a hippopotamus wagging his tail, run away! He's not just happy. The Brookfield Zoo explains that hippopotamuses "have a unique way of marking their territories — they scatter feces in a wide swath by wagging their tail rapidly back and forth."

1 comment:

Hippo A. Potamus said...

I once saw the big hippo at the National Zoo in Washington DC do that. What a mess!

As for me, I don't have a tail to swish. I prefer the privacy of the water closet, anyway.