Arnold Schwarzenegger had a close call with an elephant while on safari in South Africa.
The movie star and former California governor posted a video on Instagram that shows an elephant coming up to the windshield of the Jeep that Schwarzenegger was riding in. The elephant initially walks away, then returns and chases the vehicle as it drives away:
I couldn't have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie. I'm absolutely in awe of these beautiful, strong animals, even though some of us had to change our pants after this. We need to stop killing them – take a photo, not a shot. Would you rather be able to experience these creatures or a hunk of ivory? I thought so.
Schwarzenegger quipped that he couldn’t have written the encounter any better if it had been scene from a movie.
He wrote: “I’m absolutely in awe of these beautiful, strong animals, even though some of us had to change our pants after this.”
Schwarzenegger publicist Daniel Ketchell confirmed that the video was “real and unstaged.”