Two-year-old boy is swallowed and then spat out by a hippo

A hippo in Uganda swallowed a 2-year-old boy before spitting him out after a bystander started throwing rocks at it.

On Sunday 11th December 2022, the unidentified child was playing by himself on the shores of a lake in the town of Katwe Kabatoro when the hippo snatched him in its powerful jaws, according to a report from Capital FM Uganda.

Before the animal could swallow the youngster,  bystander Chrispas Bagonza started throwing rocks at it, which caused the animal to “vomit” the boy back up.

The young child was taken urgently to a hospital in the nearby town of Bwera, Congo, for treatment, and the hippo returned to the lake.