An angry elephant ran into a car with a couple and two small children, then flipped it in South Africa.
A passenger in the Ford behind it captured footage of the angry tusked mammal ramming into the Ford in South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
The car in front could not do anything except to sound the horn, trying to distract the bull elephant. However, he refused to let up until he had destroyed his target.
Once he was satisfied with the use of his trunks, his tusks, and his weight of 6000kg to move the car, he set it up on its sunroof. The elephant was satisfied with the task completed and walked off peacefully.
The scene was retaken by a father and mother with their children, ages 8 and 10, who hid inside the car until the gamers arrived.
An angry elephant ran into a vehicle carrying two small children and their family, then flipped it in South Africa.
The footage shows an angry mammal crashing into the Ford as it drives by in South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park. It was filmed from the passenger seat.
Once he was satisfied with the job, he used his trunks, his tusks as well as his weight of 6000kg to move the car. Then he rotated it onto its sunroof. The elephant was satisfied with the task completed and walked off peacefully
According to a rescuer, they were terrified, extremely traumatized by the events that occurred and were afraid that the elephant might attack again.
“It was very fortunate that the elephant did NOT pierce our car with his trunks. That could have resulted in certain death to anyone who was sitting next to them.
It is believed that the male elephant had been in musth, which indicates it was sexually active and aggressive due to its high testosterone levels.
“Unfortunately, for this family, the elephant got a little too angry at not having a female to try and mat with them on their car.
She said that although the family was shaken and bruised, she believed it would be awhile before they drive again through an elephant reserve.
An elephant attacked South Africa’s Ford while the mother and father of their children, aged 8 and 10, hid in an enclosed area.
Video footage shows an angry tusked mammal running away from the car after it was flipped in South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
Kwa-Zulu Natal’s 560,000-acre park is located in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The park centers around Lake St Lucia which contains crocodiles and elephants.
According to some reports, the entire family had loaded up their four bicycles on the Ford 4×4 as they were headed towards Catalina Bay. However, the family was accosted by the wild elephant.
A pick-up truck was able to retrieve the Ford. The roof, panels, and windscreen were all removed from the Ford.