Video: Lucky Driver Barely Escapes Charging Elephant

Elephants are beautiful, intelligent animals that are simply amazing to watch – provided it’s from a safe distance. The driver in the video below would probably be happy if he never encountered another pachyderm as long as he lives, however, and after watching the video you’ll understand why.

The YouTube description says that this video was shot in southern India, although the animal in question certainly looks more like an African elephant. I had a very similar experience to this one on the road in Kruger National Park in South Africa and I can tell you that passengers in our van screamed like school girls as we barely managed to avoid our pursuer. I have a feeling that there were a few similar screams in this van as well.