This clip comes to us from Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools national park.

It shows Irishman Stephen Montague and his brother-in-law Shane Wolf having a meal disturbed/enriched by the appearance of a young bull elephant.

The elephant appears curious at first but the tourists’ feigned nonchalance - we imagine they were told to ignore the elephant and he would go away - actually seems to enrage it, and he knocks one of the men aside before the slow-clap of a guide drives him away.

Mr Wolf is understood to have sustained some grazing in the incident, but otherwise both men were OK.

Lesson learned.


HT Irish Independent

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