Paul Templer may have had a giant understatement when he said "time passes very slowly when you're in a hippo's mouth."
The incident happened as Templer worked as a tourist guide on a river in Zambia.
He was attempting to help another guide who had been knocked into the river by the hippo when suddenly "I seemed to be trapped in something slimy. There was a terrible, sulfurous smell, like rotten eggs, and a tremendous pressure against my chest" he told the Guardian.
"It was only then that I realized I was underwater, trapped up to my waist in his mouth" he continued.
The attack didn’t stop there. "The bull simply went berserk," he went on.
The hippo wasn’t done "Throwing me into the air and catching me again, shaking me like a dog with a doll."
The animal then dragged him to the bottom of the river and Templer thought his life would end there.
Instead the hippo spit him out and he was able to make his way to another guide and be saved.
The guide doesn’t think the attack was an accident. Read more here including why.