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Elephant charges at Australian tourists in South Africa on safari

Terrifying moment rampaging elephant charges at Australian tourists in a jeep on a safari in South Africa

  • The mammal was filmed charging at tourists who were on board a Jeep 
  • The vision shows the driver attempting to reverse out of the elephant’s path 
  • Australian tourists are believed to have been on board and filmed the ordeal 

Footage taken on a jungle safari in South Africa shows the exact moment a group of tourists had a lucky escape from a rampaging elephant.

The wild animal was filmed charging at tourists who were on board a Jeep and travelling through the region.  

Some of the people on board were believed to be Australian.

The vision showed the driver desperately attempting to reverse out of the elephant’s path as it continued to charge toward them.

The tourists all remained calm throughout the ordeal, with some even choosing to film it.

Footage taken on a jungle safari in South Africa shows the exact moment a group of tourists had a lucky escape from an elephant

Viewers on the Reddit thread where the video was shared commended the driver’s ability to ‘floor it in reverse and still not topple over’. 

Others noted it ‘probably wasn’t his first time in the situation’. 

Meanwhile, others said they must have been Australian because they all remained so calm. 

‘You can tell they’re Australian because of the accent but mainly because they’re not screaming.

‘Takes more than an elephant to get an Aussie sheila to scream.’ 

Those at the back of the jeep continued to assist the driver by offering directions and describing what was in his path as he continued to drive backwards.

The vision cut off before the tourists were out of harm’s way.  

The vision, which is thought to have been filmed on Monday, shows the driver desperately attempting to reverse out of the elephant's path as it continues to charge toward them

The tourists all remained calm throughout the ordeal, with some even choosing to film it

The vision, which is thought to have been filmed on Monday, shows the driver desperately attempting to reverse out of the elephant’s path as it continues to charge toward them



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