Despite toy companys and the Cartoon Network portraying hippos as these cute, goofy, loveable, huggable, squishy creatures, a real hippo will kill you dead and stomp on your carcass until it’s been reduced to pudding. I am truly thankful that these animals do not live in the States. Can you imagine getting in a little drop-shot time on Table Rock or casting a stickbait on Lake of the Woods and having this crap to deal with? This sucker moves a lot faster than your new trolling motor.