While on my Botswana safari many a tale was spun by my South African guides by the campfire. One that stuck with me was this hippo story.
The Creator sent the hippo to land and it ate more than any other animal.
The other land animals went to the Creator and said, “You must get rid of the hippo otherwise we won’t survive.”
So the Creator put the hippo in the water.
The same situation happened.
The water animals went to the Creator and said the same thing the land animals said, “You must get rid of the hippo otherwise we won’t survive.”
The Creator told the hippo it could be on both land and water, but could only eat plants.
To make sure the hippo only ate plants the Francolin bird checked for skeleton bones in the crap the hippo shot onto plants.
One day the Francolin got caught mid-shoot, got crapped on and that is why it is the color it is today.