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Hippo 'drops by' the Engen garage in KZN

The animal was spotted strolling into the Engen/OK Express garage in St Lucia on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast on Sunday night and was recorded by a passerby.

A hippo spotted at a garage in St Lucia. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - It's not every day you see a wild animal cruising the streets of any town or city in South Africa.

That is why customers were treated to a rare sight when a big hippo dropped by a petrol garage in KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend.

The animal was spotted strolling into the Engen/OK Express garage in St Lucia on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast on Sunday night and was recorded by a passerby.

The video was posted on the OK Express Facebook page.

"St Lucia town is surrounded by a large lake and extensive natural habitat for wildlife," the store explained.