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Visuals of crocodile chasing a buck in Botswana shared as that filmed in Kabini backwaters, Karnataka


A video of a buck/deer escaping from a chasing crocodile in a waterbody is being shared as an incident from the Kabini backwater. Kabini backwaters safari is located in Karnataka, India. Let’s find out the truth behind this claim through this article.

Claim: Visuals of a buck escaping a chasing crocodile in Kabini backwaters.

Fact: The viral video was filmed in Chobe River, Botswana. A family shot this visual of a crocodile chasing a buck in the Chobe River while on a boat cruise. Hence the claim made in the post is False.

We observed a logo which reads ‘Latest Sightings‘ and performed a keyword search on the internet. This search led us to the same video uploaded on the YouTube channel, ‘ Latest Sightings.’ This video is titled ‘Buck Swims for its Life from Crocodile‘ and is uploaded on 31 January 2023. According to its description, this video was filmed in the Chobe River, Botswana.

Latest Sightings‘ wrote on their website that ‘Caitlyn Earwaker, a 24-year-old veterinary nurse, and her family were on a boat cruise when they witnessed this incredible sighting.’ She also wrote about her experience filming this clip through an Instagram post.

To sum up, visuals of a crocodile chasing a buck in Botswana is shared as a video filmed in Kabini backwaters, Karnataka.


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