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Tusk, tusk: Elephant warns tourists off his turf

Published July 4, 2013

African elephants are among the most dangerous animals on the planet. In fact they kill more humans every year than any other animal.

A group of German tourists on safari (video below) were perhaps not aware of this fact, because they were initially thrilled when they encountered a group of them on the road in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, CarBuzz reports.

They cooed over how “cute” they were and marvelled at the clumsy baby and then, hey, look over there, they’re fighting!

That’s when they caught the attention of a five-tonne bull elephant tangling with another bull.

He didn’t appreciate an audience and wandered over to give them, in elephant terms, a polite warning to get lost.

The giant mammal loomed over their car and tapped the window with its tusk — completely shattering the glass — before backing off and shaking his head.

Amazingly, no one was hurt and the tourists were even able to crack a few jokes about the incident, after first making sure to get gone and stay there. Because an elephant never forgets.

With files from CarBuzz

Video: What’re you humans lookin’ at? Nothing to see here, move along!

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