During a safari, a man honked at a wild bull elephant who approached his car. He shouldn’t have honked…
When you’re adventuring in the wild, it’s especially important to have respect for all beings you come across. From tiny, bumbling insects to massive land creatures like elephants, there are species that will cross your path that you don’t want to get in a fight with.
Unfortunately, a man had to learn this lesson the hard way while he was on a safari in Mozambique’s Maputo Game Reserve
As can be seen in the video, a large bull elephant approached the man in his vehicle, visibly agitated. Instead of backing away or staying silent, the tourist then honked. What the bull elephant did next is a huge learning lesson for the man and other travelers.
According to Traveller 24 News, the driver survived the attack, but it is unknown what the extent of his injuries are. The car, however, wasn’t so lucky. Broken windows, countless dents, and dirt in nooks and crannies resulted from the elephant’s attack.
The elephant didn’t leave unscathed either, however. Evidently, a piece of his tusk broke off during the skirmish.
The video and photos were uploaded to Facebook by Rudie Swanepoel, who left a comment that applies to all animal encounters:
“Not to be taken lightly….ever!!”
Maputo Game Reserve. Not to be taken lightly….ever!!
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