What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

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Hippo
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Tiger
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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Matthieu » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:16 am

Hippo winning comfortably in the poll. <awe>
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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Ciudad Burro » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:46 pm

Pah!

Pound for pound cats are the toughest bad asses in the animal kingdom and Tigers are the biggest cats. They are invincible.

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by PTAO? » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:47 pm

Donkey Toon wrote:Pah!

Pound for pound cats are the toughest bad asses in the animal kingdom and Tigers are the biggest cats. They are invincible.
What about an ant?

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by OverseersmademesupportenglandTOON » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:52 pm

Pretty Terrible Attacking Options wrote:
Donkey Toon wrote:Pah!

Pound for pound cats are the toughest bad asses in the animal kingdom and Tigers are the biggest cats. They are invincible.
What about an ant?
Does the hippo have a kettle of boiling water?

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Duke » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:02 pm

Donkey Toon wrote:Pah!

Pound for pound cats are the toughest bad asses in the animal kingdom and Tigers are the biggest cats. They are invincible.
This. The hippo wouldn't stand a chance.
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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Ciudad Burro » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:53 pm

Pretty Terrible Attacking Options wrote:
Donkey Toon wrote:Pah!

Pound for pound cats are the toughest bad asses in the animal kingdom and Tigers are the biggest cats. They are invincible.
What about an ant?
Yeah but an ants weight rounded to the nearest pound is zero, which means they don't count. :bandit:

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Fat Greedy Bas Dost » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:42 pm

Surprised at the results, a tiger would win 99/100 confrontations imo, only losing to lucky blows from the hippo tusk.

A far more realistic battle would be tiger v polar bear, I believe that they are the 2 most unbeatable land animals after the elephant who has no real competitors in a 1 v 1 scenario.

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Duke » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:03 pm

Fat Greedy Bas Dost wrote:Surprised at the results, a tiger would win 99/100 confrontations imo, only losing to lucky blows from the hippo tusk.

A far more realistic battle would be tiger v polar bear, I believe that they are the 2 most unbeatable land animals after the elephant who has no real competitors in a 1 v 1 scenario.
I feel the majority of the votes for the hippo are just to disagree with me <wenger>.
I dunno

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by PTAO? » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:36 pm

There is literally no way the tiger would win. It can't open its mouth wide enough to bite the hippo anywhere but the ankle/ear/tail. The hippo would bite the tigers head off in one chomp.

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Perch's First Touch » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:10 pm

I can't imagine the hippo doing any damage to the tiger unless the tiger got anywhere near it's teeth and it managed to gore it somehow.

The tigers too quick , strong and fast for it. There are tigers that are known to have killed elephants.


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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Duke » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:15 pm

Pretty Terrible Attacking Options wrote:There is literally no way the tiger would win. It can't open its mouth wide enough to bite the hippo anywhere but the ankle/ear/tail. The hippo would bite the tigers head off in one chomp.
How come this tiger's mouth wasn't too small to kill the massive rhino?

Picking the hippo because it has a bigger mouth is so <erm>.

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Perch's First Touch » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:35 pm

They've killed elephants.



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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by asbo » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:20 am

A tiger's just been completely dicked on in the US Open. I'm sticking with the hippo. <ok>

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by asbo » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:20 am

Duke wrote:
Pretty Terrible Attacking Options wrote:There is literally no way the tiger would win. It can't open its mouth wide enough to bite the hippo anywhere but the ankle/ear/tail. The hippo would bite the tigers head off in one chomp.
How come this tiger's mouth wasn't too small to kill the massive rhino?

Picking the hippo because it has a bigger mouth is so <erm>.

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Obviously the zoo fed the tiger a dead rhino.

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by PTAO? » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:11 am

Iron Mikes Tiny Eyes wrote:I can't imagine the hippo doing any damage to the tiger unless the tiger got anywhere near it's teeth and it managed to gore it somehow.

The tigers too quick , strong and fast for it. There are tigers that are known to have killed elephants.


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They might be known to Asian elephants, but I'd be very surprised if they were anything but sick, weak, young or a combination of the three, not large bulls.
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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Perch's First Touch » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:56 pm

Yup. Quick AND fast.

And they can jump really f***ing high.




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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by PTAO? » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:05 am

Iron Mikes Tiny Eyes wrote:Yup. Quick AND fast.

And they can jump really f***ing high.




The hippo doesn't win. Tiger mauls it every time.
Well how is a high jump going to help it?
The tiger cannot win, the hippo's skin is too thick for the claws and the Tigers mouth is too small to make use of its teeth.

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Duke » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:11 am

Pretty Terrible Attacking Options wrote:
Iron Mikes Tiny Eyes wrote:Yup. Quick AND fast.

And they can jump really f***ing high.




The hippo doesn't win. Tiger mauls it every time.
Well how is a high jump going to help it?
The tiger cannot win, the hippo's skin is too thick for the claws and the Tigers mouth is too small to make use of its teeth.
According to who? <laugh>

The Tiger could easily bite and maul lumps out of it. Mouths too small. Are you serious? Tiger fangs can grow to six inches. Their mouths are this size:

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Their claws are around 4 inches. You honestly think they couldn't bite huge chunks out of a hippo's 2 inch skin while it runs away scared?
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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by PTAO? » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:37 am

Duke wrote:
Pretty Terrible Attacking Options wrote:
Well how is a high jump going to help it?
The tiger cannot win, the hippo's skin is too thick for the claws and the Tigers mouth is too small to make use of its teeth.
According to who? <laugh>

The Tiger could easily bite and maul lumps out of it. Mouths too small. Are you serious? Tiger fangs can grow to six inches. Their mouths are this size:

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Their claws are around 4 inches. You honestly think they couldn't bite huge chunks out of a hippo's 2 inch skin while it runs away scared?
Considering hippos fight with each other, and survive attacks from teeth HALF A f***ing METER LONG, yes I think the 4 inch claws would struggle to get through the skin. They may be long enough to penetrate through hypothetically, but how exactly is a tiger going to line his claws up perpendicular to the hide?

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Chomp, head off.

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Re: What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

Post by Duke » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:10 am

Pretty Terrible Attacking Options wrote:
Duke wrote:
According to who? <laugh>

The Tiger could easily bite and maul lumps out of it. Mouths too small. Are you serious? Tiger fangs can grow to six inches. Their mouths are this size:

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Their claws are around 4 inches. You honestly think they couldn't bite huge chunks out of a hippo's 2 inch skin while it runs away scared?
Considering hippos fight with each other, and survive attacks from teeth HALF A f***ing METER LONG, yes I think the 4 inch claws would struggle to get through the skin. They may be long enough to penetrate through hypothetically, but how exactly is a tiger going to line his claws up perpendicular to the hide?

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Chomp, head off.
The fact that hippos have survived attacks from other hippos does not mean tiger claws couldn't do damage <erm>. What about the hippos that have died from hippo attacks?

How are they not able to line their claws up? Hippos are 5ft (max) at the shoulder, tigers are 4ft (max). They could easily attack on their hind legs or jump on top of it.

You're acting like hippo skin is some sort of impenetrable super-armour. It's f***ing skin. A tiger would maul the s*** out of it.
I dunno

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