Tuesday, 14 January 2014

"Angry bull elephant tramples and flips car carrying British couple"

From The Evening Standard:

Footage of an angry bull elephant over turning a car in which a British teacher was travelling has emerged.

The elephant was filmed attacking the vehicle as it drove through South Africa's Kruger National Park.

Sarah Brooks, from Lincolnshire, was on safari with her partner when the incident happened. Their vehicle was slowly following the elephant down a road.


DBC Reed said...

They got far too close.The poor elephant got shot for getting understandably irritated. Interesting film of event with filmmakers going out of focus as they back off out of it

View from the Solent said...

From the commentary on another version of the same footage, the elephant was in musk and could have been trying to shag the car.

JuliaM said...

Comments are hilarious - many people upset they shot the elephant.

Clearly forgetting Ian Malcolm's sage observation on a tourist attractions and their priorities in 'Jurassic Park'...

DBC Reed said...

I think the standard spelling is 'must' or 'musth'. There is a whole treatment of musth on Wikipedia and very gory it is too .Orwell uses 'must' in Shooting an Elephant, I think.