Can’t play no games with these tourists
This is the moment an enraged bull elephant flipped over a car containing a British teacher and her fiance during an African safari.
Sarah Brooks, 30, and her fiance were filming the animal from their car as it drank at a waterhole when it turned and went for them.
It flipped their vehicle and shunted it around 130ft down a track into thick bushland.
The elephant’s tusk ripped through Miss Brooks’ upper thigh during the ordeal at the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
The attack was filmed by tourists travelling in a car behind.
The teacher, from Spalding in Lincolnshire, was airlifted to hospital where she required several days of treatment.
She has since been discharged and is believed to still be in the country recovering with her fiance Jans de Klerk, who escaped unhurt.
As for the elephant…
Park officials later shot the elephant which was in musth, a periodic condition in males that makes them aggressive when their testosterone levels rise by up to 60 times. It also had an injury, which is believed to have increased its aggressiveness.
Africa is a beautiful place that everyone should visit, but when you go on a safari, consider taking a professional with you. Just a thought.
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