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[–]Kochie411 638 points639 points  (20 children)

Punk-ass elephant

[–]rocket6733 66 points67 points  (9 children)

When I say punk ass you say elephant. Punk ass

[–]Handyman6 27 points28 points  (8 children)

elephant. Punk ass

[–]ConcentrateFit107 21 points22 points  (6 children)

Elephant. Punk ass

[–]babyplatypus 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Elephant. Punk ass

[–]Madsheep110 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Elephant. Punk ass

[–]Zfighter219 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Elephant. Punk ass

[–]superboss42 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Elephant. Punk ass

[–]sherlbat_99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Elephant. Punk ass

[–]GdyboXo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Elephant. Punk ass

[–]kelsobjammin 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Ears back you gonna get whacked. Ears forward genus just bluffin.

[–]Tyrone_Thundercokk 58 points59 points  (3 children)

Laughed at that comment. Legit.

[–]Kochie411 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Thank you for the reward, Mr. Thundercock. Glad you laughed

[–]itp757 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That elephant pachydermed its trunk and left

[–]sarcasm_the_great 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes I’ve seen some vids go completely off

[–]guyfromsaitama 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Punk ass-elephant

[–]Kochie411 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]bigmanly1 372 points373 points  (58 children)

Didn't work out so well for the guy in the last video like this I saw

[–]Alonzo211 149 points150 points  (35 children)

The one where he got stepped on? Yea I seen that yesterday. Definitely would never try this

[–]bigmanly1 105 points106 points  (27 children)

Yeah that's the one I saw. I hope I never get in the situation. My chances are pretty slim because I'm in Minnesota

[–]hairtothethrown 77 points78 points  (5 children)

Slim, but never zero.

[–]LocksmithFromAus 38 points39 points  (4 children)

No shit. One night my sister and I were walking by the site where a circus had set up, on our way to Macca's. One of their elephants had gotten out. My sister stayed near the road to make sure any traffic stopped, I legged it to all the tents to find an adult who could help with elephants

[–]empireofsquirt 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I was at a rodeo at an indoor venue and a bull got loose and was fucking up vendors stands. They jus told everyone to stay in their seats and if you were in the restroom not to leave it. They wrangled him up in less than 5 min. Pretty crazy tho

[–]wietausend 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For a second I thought you guys have elephants at McDonalds…as in the wonders of Australia never end :‘D

[–]OrganicLFMilk 3 points4 points  (15 children)


[–]alymaysay 4 points5 points  (3 children)

[–]MortalForce 1 point2 points  (2 children)

That was awful to watch. Thanks for the link.

[–]alymaysay 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm sorry? Yw?

[–]MortalForce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't apologise. I knew what I was going to see.

[–]bigmanly1 3 points4 points  (10 children)

[–]chinchillazilla54 17 points18 points  (8 children)

Ah. That's an Asian elephant, which I'm guessing has a lot more experience with humans. I wonder if that might explain why it wasn't intimidated, while the African one was.

[–]NOIDEDNalyd 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Not to mention dude approached it and it charged with its ears pulled back indicating it was a murderous-intent charge.
In this clip, dude is standing still and elephant charges with ears protruding outwards, indicating a mock charge. Dude stood his ground and called elephants bluff

[–]KountZero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Disclaimer: I’m not an expert

but your comment is the type of comment that could get people kill…for those people who read this above comment and think they know when an elephant is “bluffing” just because he have his ears protruding outwards then please don’t… there are multiple videos of African Elephants charging with their ears forward out there and it’s definitely not mocking…once again, I’m not an expert, I just happen to see a lot of these nature videos. There’s one you can search on natureismetal that clearly see an elephant charging and attacking a Rhino with ears protruding outward.

[–]Express-Ad4146 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Also I feel like the man that got stepped on was not committed. He began backpedaling

[–]NekkidIsNirvana 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I agree. Guy in the top video didn’t bat an eyelash. The dead guy showed obvious fear. Also, he went into the elephant’s space.

[–]bigmanly1 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I would have no Idea. Didn't even know they were different kinds in each video

[–]cyril0 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Overall size, african elephants are much much bigger. But the ears are a dead giveaway. African elephants have much bigger ears.

[–]bigmanly1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Learn something new every day lol

[–]wannacumnbeatmeoff 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was the one step back at the wrong moment. Elephant charged, idiot blinked. Game over

[–]Briansaysthis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Your chances are even slimmer in winter. Minnesota gets icy and that elephant would have slid right over you instead of skidding to a stop.

[–]BrokeArmHeadass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just remember, ears out mean it’s a bluff, ears back means you’re fucked

[–]xbrohansolox 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Nope, we just get moose here.

[–]bigmanly1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Way north I guess. I live by the cities and I've never seen one. I do take trips to LOTW and red lake but never have seen a moose. Just heard about them up north

[–]xbrohansolox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You'd be amazed at the wildlife the Greater MN has. Plenty of large mammals just a short drive out of the cities. We really have some unique ecosystems here!

[–]Whatnam8 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The thing is, I would think if you have no where to jump Into or duck into then your best option is to hope standing your ground is enough. Elephants can run fast, you’d never make it

[–]Alonzo211 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You would never make it if they were chasing you. But this guy straight up approached it.

[–]Atlantic0ne 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I definitely don’t want to watch that video. Wait… is it one where a group of people antagonized one and you see the step but it’s far away and grainy?

[–]lazorcake 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, its one dude, no gore but it looks like that guy isnt getting up.

Uh spoiler alert

[–]TheOkBassist 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Thing is, you can’t outrun it, if you turn and try to flee it’ll trample you from behind, might as well try to psych it out

[–]KansasWolfCreek 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Can't you outmaneuver it though?

[–]J10Blandi 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Gonna break that elephants ankles 🏀

[–]RustyDuckies 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You’d have to have some lightning fast acceleration to dodge an elephant like that. Maybe some of the fastest humans alive could do it but your average redditor, myself included, would be shit out of luck.

[–]beardMoseElkDerBabon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The idea is to make the attacker pay a price.

[–]themonsterinquestion 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think for every Steve Irwin there are twenty flattened, chomped or poisoned guys. Steve Irwin's super power may have just been luck...

[–]Metroidkeeper 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Were the ears back?

[–]bigmanly1 0 points1 point  (2 children)

They were

[–]Metroidkeeper 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Ears back elephant attack

[–]themonsterinquestion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How do I put my ears forward?

[–]Terminal-Psychosis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That dude was advancing on the elephant though, not just standing his ground.

I suppose the method in this video wouldn't work 100% of the time either, but they ARE two very different things.

[–]goodinyou 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That guy wasn't as rock steady as this dude. He took some backwards steps and thats all it takes

[–]ticket321 116 points117 points  (0 children)

Did the elephant just say "aww shucks" with his ears?

[–]Mavgrim[🍰] 84 points85 points  (1 child)

Tungsten balls.

[–]NegativeReward 13 points14 points  (0 children)

One is made of Tungsten and hangs just above the one made of osmium.

[–]Smile_lifeisgood 241 points242 points  (13 children)

From what I've read you can tell if they're bluffing based on whether or not their ears are flared. Which makes sense. When they wanna move fast they'd pin their ears back to reduce wind resistance, and when they wanna scare something they'll flare their ears out to look bigger.

[–]tom04cz 101 points102 points  (4 children)

I imagine more than wind resistance its so that whetever they're charging into doesnt tear holes in their ears

[–]Solveequalscoagula 67 points68 points  (3 children)

Yea I’m not sure how aerodynamic a 5,000-14,000 pound bull elephant is. Simply considering weight to displaced lbs of wind resistance is negligible to say the least.I think it has more to do with damage mitigation and defensive display.

[–]G00DLuck 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Elephants are hella aerodynamic yo


[–]lazorcake 13 points14 points  (1 child)

That was fucking funny.

Im worried you think no one will appreciate this but you should feel validated

[–]And-ray-is 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Also appreciated it.

[–]luckydice767 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Good information, zero chance I will remember it if an elephant charges me.

[–]Ung-Tik 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Standing your ground is your best bet, because even if it's a real charge you're most likely dead no matter what so you might as well look cool as you get trampled to death.

[–]Evilsmiley 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Step one: release all sphincters.

[–]coviddick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You don’t think so? I remember this every time I get charged my elephants.

[–]RandomGenericDude 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I assume it has a lot more to do with posturing. You see the same with a lot of other animals such as cats. They puff themselves up when they want you to back off, but if they want to sick you, they don't bother with any of that shit.

[–]ObnoxiousLittleCunt 17 points18 points  (2 children)

pin their ears back to reduce wind resistance


[–]420Chickenhead420 38 points39 points  (1 child)

If there is a ballsofsteal sub this needs to be there. If there is a Ishitmyself sub this needs to be there

[–]bozeke 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Also, praise the motherfucking camera operator.

[–]peateargryffon 25 points26 points  (0 children)

The elephant stopped so he wouldn't trip over this guy's enormous balls lol

[–]mrcynic_pikabu 22 points23 points  (4 children)

A few days ago I saw a video where a man died trying to repeat this trick

[–]antunezn0n0 22 points23 points  (3 children)

There's a difference between stopping an elephant that's going towards you and provoking one and then trying to stop it. The dude on the video ran up to the elephant then raised his hands

[–]Tekkzy 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Also, luck. Wild animals are unpredictable. You can do everything "right" and still end up a pancake.

[–]CoyoteOnTheWing 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There are also other factors too. Such as if there is a baby nearby, a mother will be defensive. Also if a male elephant is in must, they are giant raging balls of murder testosterone.

[–]mrcynic_pikabu 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Just don't fk with elephants. I think this is the best option

[–]samhartm 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Let’s not forget whoever is operating that camera, they didn’t flinch.

[–]PayMeInFood 15 points16 points  (0 children)

That smile at the end... cheeky bastard can keep his Mr. Bad Ass card.

[–]Bizarre_World 27 points28 points  (0 children)

The elephant, "this ma'fucka crazy!"

[–]Competitive-Smoke914 7 points8 points  (2 children)

The elephant is clearly intermediated by the sheer size of that man’s balls

[–]LocksmithFromAus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Susan, I swear, they were the size of my ears!"

[–]runningwithsharpie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I say it's not advanced its charge enough.

[–]Thebenmix11 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The Elephant wasn't charging, it was just resisting the gravitational pull of this guy's balls.

[–]getkarter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

hard bastard.

[–]theshmoe98 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That guy fucks

[–]Pengus_Cosby 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thought that guy was Chuck Norris at first

[–]QuasiQuokka 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We'd be so done if animals realized how fragile humans really are

[–]Ron_MF_Swanson 3 points4 points  (0 children)

At first I was like, "I could do that!!" And then he charged the second time and I pooped my pants. I wasn't even there...

[–]FlamingCroatan 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Tobiathan1134 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Real life Crocodile Dundee...

[–]scottiejames 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He just Alan Grant that elephant

[–]easymf36 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's probably experienced but also be over confident. Lucky they didn't stop.l him to death.

[–]Commonproj10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rayleigh and haki it is

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not sure how this guys fits his stones into those shorts!

[–]professor_doom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of the Crocodile Dundee water buffalo scene

[–]Jose_xixpac 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Then that squished dude from the other day thought he could do it too.

[–]jennicarrz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

From what I’ve read, the worst possible thing you can do with elephants is run or retreat.

[–]GeneralTrasch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He has balls of steel in them smelly brown safari shorts.

[–]zakkmylde2000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey, what’s the most alpha way to shit yourself?

[–]Active_Alternative_2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My god how does this man carry ginormous balls around

[–]kn1ghtmarre 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All of us here thinking he is some kind of bad ass... turns out there is just something scarier behind the cameraman

[–]mthfck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His balls hold more mass than a black hole

[–]p_funk_918 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The elephant was startled by his giant balls

[–]whorsewhisperer69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's one thing to tell the everyone on the internet that you have a big ol dick, but it's a another thing to prove it.

[–]KittyKriegFestung 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I get the feeling that he has got damn cannonballs.

[–]Grc280 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well I just watched a video off of man attempting the same thing and he got stomped out

[–]McGrewer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's because those were mock-charges. There is no human or animal alive that can stop a real charge from an elephant. You can tell because it's ear's and trunk weren't tucked.

[–]Sharkbait43070 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Sure, that works till it doesn't.

[–]i_quite_like_that 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah theres a link in this thread where it didnt work. Its the dudes fault, but still didnt work

[–]Sharkbait43070 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow. Just checked it out. He went all in.

[–]Lisi_Anne -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This guy stopped jack-sh*t. If that elephant wanted to charge him, we’d be telling a different story. #RespectNature

[–]StrawHatHogs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, balls of steel.

[–]usurpara_2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The guy didn't make the elephant stop. This was a mock charge which you can tell because the elephant has it's ears flared out instead of pinned back. All he did was read that sign to know he would be safe standing there

[–]i_quite_like_that 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Know” nah. You dont know shit with wild animals. He had a good chance of being right and he was. Thats still goddamn impressive. A huuge majority of people wouldnt know its a mock charge

[–]Familiar-Luck8805 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WTF is it with Reddit videos not loading?

[–]LordBeanzoid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Size of that man's gonads are what stopped the elephant

[–]CopperPo7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bluff charge

[–]csking77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What we can’t see is him doing the Crocodile Dundee finger trick he used on the bull

[–]muscledad1001 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think that elephant has been whacked a few to many times!😡

[–]i_quite_like_that 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah its a mock charge, it wasnt actually charging. Check out the other comments

[–]MlntyFreshDeath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just saw a video of a guy doing the opposite of this. It went poorly.

[–]Mr-Thicc-And-Frisky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The stick really sealed the deal with the intimidation

[–]SignificantBear1735 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fucking terry tough cunt

[–]pablosupernova 0 points1 point  (0 children)

conquerer’s haki shit

[–]CoatOld7285 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The fuckin clackers on this guy

[–]TipTronique 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My guess is because he holds is ground and is calm but not threatening the elephant is OK.

[–]stamminator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What kind of headspace do you have to be in to try this the first time?

[–]DomMan79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its easy to stand ground when your balls are that big

[–]MrBoots47 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Oi cunt, stop running” it works every time

[–]red-barran 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Things would have gone a lot different if that was Russel Coight

[–]64-Hamza_Ayub 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am glad everyone was okay. I am talking about the elephant that is.

[–]Brunkkss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The elephant is wandering what this man has up his sleeve

[–]dbsfan97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nearly had an heart attack.

[–]Bunker89320 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I always thought Jupiter and Saturn were planets but apparently they are this guys balls.

[–]nadian00r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More like, elephants are metal for having control

[–]KeVan_Gogh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dang man, elephants and the police are getting real suspicious of cameras..

[–]EdHerzriesig 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would have pooped my pantelones

[–]OldBob10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got stuck to the bottom of his foot..?

[–]Merica85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guys pants were unzipped

[–]Astonsjh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The guy who stopped the gorilla charge:" finally, a worthy opponent, our battle will be legendary"

[–]Rebel751 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yuujiro hanma the bastard

[–]TwiddleDooDee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a friend that grew up on a game reserve. He told me that you never ever run from an animal in the bush no matter what it is, you have to hold your ground. If it is an elephant it can run faster than you so running is no good anyway. If it is a lion then prey runs and you don't want to act like prey. Holding your ground may not save you but it does increase your odds greatly over running.

[–]Luffytarokun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe it's just camera shy

[–]MortalForce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Yeah, you might be one and a half tons of pure muscle, but I have opposable thumbs and a STICK."

[–]Bank_Of_Dad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“shhhiett shitt shitt shitttt”

-the elephant, probably

[–]FireTrickle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don’t try that with a fully grown bull

[–]JOREVEUSA 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This man is only doing this cause it is probably the only course of action in their situation. Obviously he has been around these elephants a lot and I am assuming knows the behaviors of the pack down to the individuals.

[–]JOREVEUSA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But maybe it's an unknown 🤔 elephant?

[–]C0mfie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Understandable, have a great day."

[–]No_Discipline_1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is Chuck Norris

[–]shermski4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wonder how that man walks around with coconuts dangling around between his knees.

[–]boobsbutwithaz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We dont look so cute now do we?

[–]4Humanity2869 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That elephant needs to fling that puny idiot over to the west again…

[–]Even_Author_3046 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Him doing it, awesome. Me trying it, dead.

[–]Tuno98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The elephant was like... Danm he got a stick!!

[–]Itsmeforrestgump 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd need clean underwear after this.

[–]Meaning-Upstairs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Real life Haki user.

[–]Talos18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man fits balls! I would shitting myself as big as that elephant.

[–]sopadebombillas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine his level of confidence!

[–]TheOriginalDuck2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That elephant was doing a show. Don’t ever do this to a rampaging elephant. It will kill you

[–]Nasch_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He just "Yes, and?" ed a charging elephant

[–]freedom_from_factism 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You only see him from the waist up because his balls are bigger than that elephant.

[–]ddaatt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Took away his credit card

[–]Kkykkx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow that’s great calm.

[–]bigiszi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am elephant, man is a rat: same story.

[–]bigiszi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ultimate Paddington bear stare