What would win a fight between a tiger and a hippo

What would win?

Hippo
15
56%
Tiger
12
44%
 
Total votes: 27

User avatar
Duke
You Sunk My Battleship
You Sunk My Battleship
Posts: 18296
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:29 pm
Location: Northern Ireland

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

Post by Duke » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:29 pm

Iron Mikes Tiny Eyes wrote:Has anyone posted the video of that tiger attacking a ranger sat on an elephant? The thing jumps nearly 10ft in the air and makes contact. They are killing machines.
Near sure it's somewhere in here
I dunno

User avatar
overseasTOON
Much Ado About Blogging
Much Ado About Blogging
Posts: 19006
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:53 am
Location: Location: Location

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

Post by overseasTOON » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:41 pm

That dentist would shoot them both.

User avatar
Mifune
Homeless Spunky Slut
Homeless Spunky Slut
Posts: 15308
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:52 pm

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

Post by Mifune » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:56 pm

<laugh>

User avatar
Duke
You Sunk My Battleship
You Sunk My Battleship
Posts: 18296
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:29 pm
Location: Northern Ireland

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

Post by Duke » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:22 pm

Fools <wenger>
I dunno

User avatar
Bodacious Benny
Whiskey Club Member
Whiskey Club Member
Posts: 25148
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:18 am

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

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:41 am

Hippo, it wouldn't even be close.
I'm the scumbag outlaw. You're the pillar of justice. Neither of us like looking at ourselves in the mirror. Do we have a deal?

PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Ritchie's Tips
Posts: 122
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:50 pm

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

Post by PISTON (BLACKCAT) » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:47 am

Another great thread.
Ive given this one a fair bit of thought and i reckon this fight could take a long time to reach it's final outcome. Both combatants have fearsome weapons but in my opinion both would struggle to deploy them effectively against each other in the decisive areas.
Tigers are awesome predators and in 99% of conflicts with other creatures easily come out on top, they probably overcome most of the other 1% many times too. However, they're "programmed" to kill at the neck and i think they'd struggle to get a full size hippo in position to do this. Ive no doubts they could inflict numerous superficial wounds on the hippo but how long would it take to get something decisive? They usually rely on mounting the prey and using weight/strength to ground it and then kill from the throat. I think a hippo could withstand this attempt to ground it for a long time.
The hippo on the other hand is ferocious in a fight and carries weight, power with no lack of speed. Let's differentiate speed of running across open land and speed of head/jaw/neck reactions. In a fight they're very fast and aggressive. Remember too that the hippos jaws aren't only dangerous because of piercing from it's large teeth, even a toothless one would crush/snap most bones it clamped down on.

Unless the hippo is lucky enough to strike a random hit early on I'm going for a fairly long stand off and fight with many none decisive injuries. In the wilderness confrontations like this can take days to settle with numerous stand offs. The longer it goes on i would take the tiger.

In the wild i believe a full size hippo would "see off" a tiger without necessarily killing it. Is that a good enough answer or is it strictly one or the other to the death on this thread??

User avatar
Ramone
Interblew
Interblew
Posts: 18640
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:47 am
Location: The Homeland

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

Post by Ramone » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:49 am

The amount of thought you put into these responses is amazing <awe>
REQUIEM

PISTON (BLACKCAT)
Ritchie's Tips
Posts: 122
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:50 pm

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

Post by PISTON (BLACKCAT) » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:31 pm

Ramone wrote:The amount of thought you put into these responses is amazing <awe>
It was a choice between this thread or watching the stoke match highlights again.

User avatar
Ramone
Interblew
Interblew
Posts: 18640
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:47 am
Location: The Homeland

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

Post by Ramone » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:39 pm

PISTON (BLACKCAT) wrote:
Ramone wrote:The amount of thought you put into these responses is amazing <awe>
It was a choice between this thread or watching the stoke match highlights again.
<laugh> Fair enough
REQUIEM

User avatar
Perch's First Touch
Avoids Death. Until it Matters.
Avoids Death. Until it Matters.
Posts: 7893
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:04 am

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

Post by Perch's First Touch » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:38 am

Perch's First Touch wrote:Tigers have been known to have killed elephants. The f***ing hippo doesn't stand a chance.
This.
formerly known as Bigi Bigi Bigi Can't You See & IMTE

User avatar
Bodacious Benny
Whiskey Club Member
Whiskey Club Member
Posts: 25148
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:18 am

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

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:48 am

Perch's First Touch wrote:
Perch's First Touch wrote:Tigers have been known to have killed elephants. The f***ing hippo doesn't stand a chance.
This.
I'm pretty sure there would have been instances of elephants killing tigers.
I'm the scumbag outlaw. You're the pillar of justice. Neither of us like looking at ourselves in the mirror. Do we have a deal?

Online
User avatar
Hjl
Veteran Poster
Veteran Poster
Posts: 2489
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:46 pm

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

Post by Hjl » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:13 pm

Hippo would destroy a tiger. They kill more people than tigers do

User avatar
Chappy
10 Champs Bronze
10 Champs Bronze
Posts: 5028
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:56 pm
Location: Nottinghamshire

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

Post by Chappy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:38 pm

Tiger wouldn't have a f***ing chance. Hippo would flatten that poor kitty.
It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.

User avatar
Duke
You Sunk My Battleship
You Sunk My Battleship
Posts: 18296
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:29 pm
Location: Northern Ireland

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

Post by Duke » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:03 pm

Hjl wrote:Hippo would destroy a tiger. They kill more people than tigers do
Yeah pretty sure everyone has heard the 'hippos kill x people' line but how does that prove they could kill a tiger?
I dunno

User avatar
Ramone
Interblew
Interblew
Posts: 18640
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:47 am
Location: The Homeland

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

Post by Ramone » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:48 pm

Duke wrote:
Hjl wrote:Hippo would destroy a tiger. They kill more people than tigers do
Yeah pretty sure everyone has heard the 'hippos kill x people' line but how does that prove they could kill a tiger?
Exactly

People probably underestimate hippos but know full well to stay away from tigers, therefore leading to more deaths by hippo. Plus tigers are an endangered species so there will be less attacks.
REQUIEM

User avatar
PTAO?
Avoids Death. Until it Matters.
Avoids Death. Until it Matters.
Posts: 8442
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:42 pm
Location: Manchester

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

Post by PTAO? » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:14 pm

Ramone wrote:
Duke wrote:
Yeah pretty sure everyone has heard the 'hippos kill x people' line but how does that prove they could kill a tiger?
Exactly

People probably underestimate hippos but know full well to stay away from tigers, therefore leading to more deaths by hippo. Plus tigers are an endangered species so there will be less attacks.

Kinda contradicted your agreement there <whistle>

User avatar
Donkey Toon
10 Champs Silver
10 Champs Silver
Posts: 6002
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:46 pm

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

Post by Donkey Toon » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:51 pm

Hjl wrote:Hippo would destroy a tiger. They kill more people than tigers do
By that logic a water buffalo would beat them both up as they kill more people than hippos do.

As for mosquitos ... they are double hard bastards!

Online
User avatar
Hjl
Veteran Poster
Veteran Poster
Posts: 2489
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:46 pm

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

Post by Hjl » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:24 pm

Donkey Toon wrote:
Hjl wrote:Hippo would destroy a tiger. They kill more people than tigers do
By that logic a water buffalo would beat them both up as they kill more people than hippos do.

As for mosquitos ... they are double hard bastards!
you may laugh at the mosquito, but i challenge you to spend a summer in south texas. Mosquitos don't bite you, a cloud of them drags you into an ally way and leaves you for dead.

User avatar
Mifune
Homeless Spunky Slut
Homeless Spunky Slut
Posts: 15308
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:52 pm

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

Post by Mifune » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:37 pm

Hjl wrote:
Donkey Toon wrote:
By that logic a water buffalo would beat them both up as they kill more people than hippos do.

As for mosquitos ... they are double hard bastards!
you may laugh at the mosquito, but i challenge you to spend a summer in south texas. Mosquitos don't bite you, a cloud of them drags you into an ally way and leaves you for dead.
Image

Online
User avatar
Hjl
Veteran Poster
Veteran Poster
Posts: 2489
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:46 pm

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

Post by Hjl » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:04 pm

Mifune wrote:
Hjl wrote:
you may laugh at the mosquito, but i challenge you to spend a summer in south texas. Mosquitos don't bite you, a cloud of them drags you into an ally way and leaves you for dead.
Image

Bingo <laugh>

Post Reply