Terrified tourists speed away as an angry elephant runs out of trees and CHARGES at them on an Indian safari
- Visitors on safari were chased by an angry elephant in Karnataka, south India
- Elephant charges out of trees and begins to pursue vehicle which speeds away
- It makes loud trumpet noise before suddenly stopping as jeep drives away
This is the heart-stopping moment an angry elephant charges at tourists in a safari jeep and chases them.
Visitors got more than they bargained for when they were on a safari at Kabini reserve forest in Karnataka, south India.
The enormous elephant can be seen charging out of trees as the jeep passes along a dirt path.
An enormous elephant can be seen charging out of trees as the jeep passes along a dirt path at Kabini reserve forest in Karnataka, south India
It swerves onto the road and sprints to pursue the vehicle, making a loud trumpet as it storms behind them.
Tourists sitting in the back of the jeep can be seen watching the elephant seemingly terrified as it inches closer to their car.
But suddenly the elephant stops in its tracks and watches as the jeep accelerates away.
A forest official said the incident, which occurred on January 31, was not dangerous.
He said: ‘It was only a mock charge. The elephant never intended to harm the visitors, which it could have done easily if it wanted.
‘Unfortunately local media is using this to whip up fear. Safaris are safe and our staff is trained to handle these situations.’
It swerves onto the road and sprints to pursue the vehicle before suddenly stopping in its tracks as the jeep drives off