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 Post subject: [Video] : Elephant charging a car
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:55 am 
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www.maniacworld.com/close-encounter-with-an-elephant.html

Im not sure where this was, or if it was in the Kruger Park, but i stumbled across this video of an elephant charging a car.

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 Post subject: Re: [Video] : Elephant charging a car
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:07 pm 
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Sounded like a SOuth African accent

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 Post subject: Re: [Video] : Elephant charging a car
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The exact thing happened to me in Kruger. The car doing the filming could have made the elephant a little angry, then along comes car #2 who probably can't even see the elephant and Ele takes out his anger on car #2.

Scary stuff. Especially when you're car #2... :(


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 Post subject: Re: [Video] : Elephant charging a car
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We had an experience in the Kruger this year. The elephant was "jogging" all the way down the road, and we had nowhere to go...we were reversing for about 10min, when we got a break and the elephant stopped.
The beautiful creatures, but its a different story when one of them chases your car.

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 Post subject: Re: [Video] : Elephant charging a car
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I remember seeing this video some time ago and think it was filmed in Kruger.
Think that Ellie was just having fun but I can imagine it must have been a bit nerve wrecking for the folk in the car. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: [Video] : Elephant charging a car
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That is really frightening :big_eyes: :big_eyes: But I also think it was no serious attack otherwise the car wouldn't have got away :shock:

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