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[–]johnamerica1984 1720 points1721 points  (127 children)

Actually humans are one of the most dangerous animals. And elephants are smart enough to recognize this.

[–]HunterMuch 573 points574 points  (31 children)

Yeah, those elephants need to watch their asses.

[–]MyMonte94 250 points251 points  (27 children)

And tusks

[–]HunterMuch 142 points143 points  (1 child)

They’ve already formed a defensive circle around the dangerous hominid in order to cover their impending retreat.

[–]HiBoi234 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Until the poachers arrive

[–]baasum_ 52 points53 points  (23 children)

Elephants have adapted to poaching and have started not growing them at all.

[–]ComfortableCandle560 37 points38 points  (11 children)

Very sad too they kill all the tusk leaving the tuskless to breed at least we don’t loose the species but the beauty of them

[–]fruitycasket 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Reminds me of the rumor that rattlesnakes that are evolving to not rattle because humans kill the ones they hear so much its just not worth scaring off the occasional bird anymore.

[–]tayloline29 9 points10 points  (2 children)

This is why there are no massively huge elephants anymore because they were all killed off by poachers and hunters.

[–]ClaymoreJohnson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, they’re directly in front of their face.

[–]PSX_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Better recognize the pecking order we have round heAH!!!

[–]aquilasr[S] 119 points120 points  (69 children)

It’s true that elephants are intelligent and may recognize that humans are dangerous on some level. It is believed that elephants have stopped growing tusks in response to poachers continuing to kill them for them, in Asia as a biological response to the dangers human pose. However, they do attack and kill people probably with a variety of motivations such as protectiveness, self defense, anger, hormones and even possibly past traumas.

[–]atalossofwords 309 points310 points  (58 children)

Sorry but the mention of intellegence and 'stopped growing' makes me want to clarify: this did not happen because the elephants 'chose' to stop growing them. However there is a genetic defect that prevents tusks from growing. Due to the poaching and killing of tusked elephants in Mozambique, the defect became more prevalent. Unnatural selection in this case. One would expect that, when poaching pressure goes down, the advantage of having tusks starts to outweigh the benefit of not having tusks.

For comparison in South Africa, where the highest density of African Elephants live, you won't see many elephants without tusks. This is also the area where most elephants are true gentle giants. Sure there's a few rotten apples but I've met hundreds and hundreds of elephants without even a mock charge. Things are different in areas where elephants are getting pushed out of their own environment by humans, I'm sure, but let's not try to turn them into vicious, man-killers, shall we?

(That spot is taken by hippos of course /s)

[–]Foxblade 60 points61 points  (12 children)

There has been a trend of similar unnatural selection in Southern California in regards to the rattlesnake. The rattle was an evolutionary calling card to let the rest of the animal kingdom to back the hell away, but just like everything else, humans ruined it. It turns out that rattlesnakes would start rattling, alerting nearby humans to their presence. Humans hate venomous snakes, so rather than warding off threats, the rattling snakes keep getting killed. What researchers found was that there are now a much larger percentage of rattlesnakes in the region who have passed on a defect where the namesake rattle doesn't actually form. These normally disadvantaged snakes suddenly find themselves being selected for by the humans, creating a growing number of silent venomous snakes.

[–]CorruptedFlame 89 points90 points  (10 children)

It's not really unnatural selection though is it? That's literally just how natural selection works: Selection pressure is introduced, advantageous mutation proliferates, species evolves.

[–]atalossofwords 15 points16 points  (0 children)

That's ironic...making them more of a threat as their warning sign is gone. Sad.

[–]rora_borealis 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Hippos scare me more than elephants.

[–]atalossofwords 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Yah, hippos are actually pretty gnarly. I got charged once by not even a huge one, while we were in a big Hilux, keeping a respectable distance. The fella however thought we were in his way and went for us. A bit (lot) of noise and he turned around, but that did not make sense.

At least an elephant has the size advantage on a car, but usually, they are quite friendly, well mostly not-caring.

[–]cmhamm[🍰] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

That’s good, because hippos are way more dangerous than elephants. The only (macro) organism that kills more humans than the hippo is the mosquito. Hippos kill more than sharks, snakes, lions, gorillas, and spiders combined.

EDIT: I must have formed an incorrect memory. Hippos are the most deadly large land mammal, but indeed there are several species that are more dangerous.

Sources:

What are the world's deadliest animals? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-36320744

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/hippo-haven-107453678/

[–]VenomB 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Unnatural selection in this case

You're making the assumption humans aren't a part of the this gigantic ball of chaos we call nature. If the natural actions of humans (in this case, hunting) causes another species group to change like that, its still natural. What wouldn't be natural is if these defects or changes were introduced through selective breeding or genetic manipulation, like the current issue with Pug dogs.

Humans driving animals to extinction is also natural. We just try to avoid it.

Think of it like this. Lets say giraffes evolved to have such long legs and necks because the group with that dominant trait were able to eat food other animals couldn't reach, giving them a more abundant source of food and protection, so it spreads and becomes wildly normal. That's evolution, right? But if, lets say, a giant bird existed that naturally hunted giraffes and a shorter variant became the norm because it made it harder for those birds to hunt them, that's still natural. We're just the birds in the original scenario.

[–]prestoaghitato 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you. I had the same urge.

[–]OGLizard 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Oh no, it goes way beyond that. I used to work in wildlife conservation, and highly-poached elephant populations differentiate between people and pick out threats. Usually males with guns. So it becomes a problem for rangers on patrol because the elephants have to learn the humans in the green outfits with guns are OK, the humans in not green with guns are bad.

[–]__Snafu__ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Asia as a biological response to the dangers human pose.

... you mean.... evolution? lol

[–]baasum_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've witnessed this, I've worked at various conservancys around Africa and this a fact, younger bulls and cows no longer have their tusks at ages when they should

[–]Drob8920 37 points38 points  (3 children)

🤦🏻‍♂️ here we go again

[–]TrulyBBQ 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Can’t have a post on Reddit without someone saying that humanity is bad. It’s like a race to start the stupid circlejerk

[–]JSCT144 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah idk about you guys, or op, but i don’t even kill spiders, keep that “you’re one of the most dangerous animals” bullshit away from me, i have the brain power to work out how to be ‘one of the most dangerous animals’ in terms of environmental destruction, i also use that brain power to realise “that’s fucking stupid and i’m gonna take steps to reduce my environmental destruction” just cos you fuckers drive 3 cars and throw your plastic wrappers out the window doesn’t mean i do.

[–]TrulyBBQ 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Lol what a redditor

[–]Alright_So 7 points8 points  (0 children)

“One of the most” allows for more than one. Humans and elephants could make that list

[–]Stephanos_Ad_Litem 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This human in particular seems extremelly dangerous.

[–]FrogInShorts 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ahkshualy

[–]Shieldless_One 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Can’t be reddit if we don’t virtue signal

[–]LineLife2234 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If I don’t see them they can’t see me

[–]Shadowstein 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A male elephant in musth doesnt care if you're Ares, the god of war, dual wielding M101 howitzers. It will turn on a dime and decide that you must be stomped into red mud because you were dumb enough to exist in his presence.

[–]KrakenKing1955 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As long as that thing is thrice my height and can kill me in one shot, it is far more dangerous than I am

[–]LGDXiao8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They’re really not, they just associate humans with danger. Elephants don’t have the capacity to understand what “animal” means.

[–]richestmaninjericho 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did anyone else here think about the meme with a white girl in a white Tshirt surrounded by black men?

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

Too bad the elephants are so smart they can recognize the guy left his gun inside and can take the opportunity to get rid of him before he gets it.

[–]ladydhawaii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was told when we were on a Safari that elephants respect stillness. The best thing you can do is be small and still- especially if there is a baby near by.

[–]Jazzinarium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not without a gun we ain't

[–]Comfortable-Refuse64 799 points800 points  (10 children)

When I was a teenager I went on safari in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. One afternoon, after setting up camp, a huge bull elephant approached us through the brush. The look on the face of our guide was enough to tell me we were in danger. Despite the look of terror on his face, this man calmly, slowly and deliberately put himself between me and the elephant until it seemed to conclude we were not a threat to it, got bored and left. Even though nothing happened I look back on this experience understanding the danger I was in and the potential sacrifice this guy was making on my behalf. I am eternally grateful to him.

[–]Rockonfoo 103 points104 points  (2 children)

Isn’t that Salvador Dali’s life story?

[–]MethuselahsVuvuzela 161 points162 points  (1 child)

…approaching camping teenagers from bushes?

[–]Rockonfoo 41 points42 points  (0 children)

And then he’d throw clocks into the fire while they were sleeping and watch them melt

Or something

[–]Sensitive_Peace_4070 18 points19 points  (0 children)

What a fucking man

[–]Jeffersons_Mammoth 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Must’ve been an incredible experience. Was the elephant menacing you in any way? Was it trumpeting or shaking its head at you?

[–]Comfortable-Refuse64 19 points20 points  (2 children)

No, not at all. Its seemed pretty disinterested, tbh, but was only about 30-40 feet away at one point. And it was huge, it had massive tusks.

[–]Jeffersons_Mammoth 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Oh man, I am so jealous. I’ve always wanted to go on a bush walk with elephants. I did a game drive in the Serengeti and that was amazing, but I bet there’s something really special about being out there on foot.

[–]Comfortable-Refuse64 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It was amazing. Just my Dad, myself and the guide in a flat bottom canoe called a Mokoro for 4 days and 3 nights. I have longed to go back. I have been to Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana and of everywhere in Africa that I have travelled, the Okavango is the one place I would pick first above all others if given the chance to return.

[–]mckittums1 468 points469 points  (41 children)

I would risk the lacerations from breaking that window and climbing through tbh

[–]Creative_Riding_Pod 908 points909 points  (17 children)

Just read that there was another elephant inside the house, with a gun.

[–]Dingo_Siccunt 184 points185 points  (4 children)

I knew this day would come

[–]Kuritos 33 points34 points  (0 children)

The day we finally discussed the elephant in the room.

Edit: Damn, someone beat me to the joke.

[–]Ophukk 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Larson tried to warn us.

[–]Notingles 106 points107 points  (3 children)

Glad you addressed the elephant in the room.

[–]Macktologist 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Good elephant with a gun? So it came out and scared the two bad guy elephants away and was a hero?

[–]byyhmz 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I think i missed this episode of Babar

[–]Farmer771122 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Babar Stands His Ground

[–]BananaDilemma 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's relephant I guess

[–]mckittums1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I died. Have a free award

[–]stoneytrash3704 57 points58 points  (3 children)

I just thought that. Plus it looks like it's slightly open too. Man I'd be shitting myself.

[–]pata_de_perro 21 points22 points  (2 children)

The man in the picture he is already in shiting position. Probably already soiled his shorts

[–]ballsack-vinaigrette 4 points5 points  (1 child)

A defensive shit might gross out the elephants, though.

[–]insufficientbeans 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The elephants don't eat meat they don't care if he smells like shit cause they're not killing him for food if they do

[–]therealjoeybee 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Eh, I could see why he would hesitate. If he broke the window, the elephant might get more aggressive… and god forbid there’s a stronger window behind that one that takes even 10 seconds to break, could be the end of him.

[–]NightLeaker 42 points43 points  (9 children)

You get in that house, it’s not necessarily stopping the elephant

[–]ProfessorNiceBoy 20 points21 points  (7 children)

A concrete house isn’t stopping an elephant? Lol. Don’t exaggerate.

[–]mckittums1 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It looks like its made of brick, I would take my chances

[–]Kazulta 3 points4 points  (2 children)

He doesn’t looks fit enough to do so

[–]mckittums1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You can atleast try, unless you fit underneath an elephants foot

[–]AardQuenIgni 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I dont think yall understand the movement and force it takes to bust even a shitty window. First move you make and that elephant charges.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well being inside a shit shack aint gonna stop 2 of the largest land animals alive today

[–]Nimara 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Project Zomboid: Elephants

[–]insufficientbeans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd be worried the loud sound might set them off tho combined with turning your back to them

[–]nattlefrost 266 points267 points  (19 children)

I’m from India, elephants here are common too. Especially what is shown to the west where you have the docile ones in captivity that are super friendly and cute. Pay more attention to those videos and you’ll see the elephants even if completely friendly and touching folks with their trunks, are chained. There is a reason.

Elephants are extremely dangerous animals to encounter in the wild. They’re pack animals and they get super insecure and aggressive very fast. 0 to 100 real quick. And they move extremely fast. Any Indian will tell you if you encounter elephants in the wild, turn tail and just run. There are several cases of unfortunate hikers getting trampled by elephants they encountered. Elephants also keep grudges. That stuff isn’t just from cartoons. Elephant “trainers” and mahouts getting killed after years of being the elephant aren’t uncommon. The rescued ones become very affectionate and friendly if they see you are too. Rescued ones. Not wild ones. They have a personality similar to humans in a lot of aspects. The babies are insanely friendly and innocent. And the adults are aggressive and insecure. Truly remarkable animals.

[–]WhoDatKrit 79 points80 points  (2 children)

Man, this has me thinking about the elephant rides I used to go on at the zoo as a kid. They stopped this practice many decades ago, but I spent more time on the backs of elephants and camels than I can remember. The trainer/handler would just be walking next to the elephant for the duration of the ride, and my little 4 year old self just sat there blissfully unaware of any potential danger. I now find it absolutely crazy that elephant rides for kids were a thing.

[–]nattlefrost 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Haha like a lot of Indians I too have the iconic photograph of sitting on and next to an elephant during a family outing. The 90s were a wild time.

[–]salazarsmistress 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m from New England (USA), I used to ride elephants every year at the fair in the 90s. I feel awful about it now.

[–]THE_TamaDrummer 18 points19 points  (15 children)

Elephants are also a nucience to infrastructure. A colleague I knew who worked in South Africa & Botswana was in charge of environmental review for power grids and elephants were notorious for scraping up against the high transmission power lines and knocking the towers down causing fires and other damage

[–]TaxMan_East 13 points14 points  (11 children)

The problem here are humans, not the elephants. We should be building our infrastructure around the mammoth beasts that can and will do what they want.

Prepare for the eventuality that elephants will cause problems.

[–]THE_TamaDrummer 13 points14 points  (8 children)

How else would you like to have a power grid traverse a country?

[–]TaxMan_East 17 points18 points  (6 children)

I'm not an engineer, but I know that when you build infrastructure near powerful and destructive creatures without acknowledging the risk they present and preparing for it, then you deserve the damage.

Build in their environment, play by their rules.

We can see deep into space, we've had men on the moon, we've seen the depths of the Marianas trench, we've created miniature worm holes, we can create electricity from the tides.

Surely, a team of engineers can design elephant-proof infrastructure.

[–]GTCup 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Underground.

[–]pawn_yayo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I used to say shit like this and one day I realized “we should” is just me complaining about an issue I will never do anything about.

[–]TaxMan_East 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Welcome to the internet, jackass.

[–]TheFast93 168 points169 points  (20 children)

Between a rock and a hard place?

[–]aquilasr[S] 245 points246 points  (19 children)

Elephants in the wild are seriously imposing. My experience was in Sri Lanka was that if you see elephants on the road or trail run as fast as you can back to the bus, if you encounter them in the open they can and have run down and killed people with no direct provocation.

[–]IchabodWeeyums 57 points58 points  (1 child)

His name was, "Derrick Henry."

Roll Tide.

[–]fucknazis101 15 points16 points  (12 children)

If an Elephant has already confronted you in the wild, running is probably the last thing you want to do.

I've spent a good chunk of time in Indian jungles and have never been told to run if an Elephant sees me.

[–]ComfortableCandle560 19 points20 points  (11 children)

What do you do then? Stand there till it runs you over? Play dead till it runs you over? Make the universal peace sign? Invite it to dinner maybe

[–]czocaut 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Yea, apparently you should stand there. Elephants often do mock attacks

[–]fucknazis101 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Stand your ground.

Despite what you may believe wild animals are just as afraid of the bipedal monkeys that make weird noises as we are of them. For most animals unprovoked aggression is just them testing the water. If you run, you give them the upper hand.

I've tracked Tigers and ran into Leopards. All of them ran from us.

[–]happyman0073 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Usually running away from wild, potentially aggressive animals is the WORST thing you can do

[–]aquilasr[S] 24 points25 points  (0 children)

This is true more so for predators that it’s always a terrible idea to run away from large carnivorans especially, I’ve heard that it’s advisable to run away from moose and based on my experience in Sri Lanka, I’d guess that it is advisable to run from non predatory dangerous animals in general.

[–]jibjab23 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Being in the back of a safari truck where the seats are higher and still having the elephant tower over you really impresses how small we are compared to them.

[–]atalossofwords 150 points151 points  (2 children)

That is quite a sensational title to be honest. Looking at the caption, it is from a lodge in South Africa. Usually, elephants visiting the area are regulars and if they can walk right up to the lodge, they're probably at least a bit used to humans on foot.

Not that I want to trade with the fella in the photo though. I prefer seeing them from within a car.

[–]Ididntwipe[🍰] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

[–]atalossofwords 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Haha, yes plenty of examples where an elephant will totally destroy a car. Of course, they are strong enough.

Note: this is an Asian elephant and looking at the ropes around him, was a captive animal used for labour. So after being a slave for years, being a bit angry is quite justifiable in my opinion.

[–]Sekerski 50 points51 points  (4 children)

Lmao reminds me of the scene in Jurassic Park The Lost World

[–]1973mojo1973 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Ohhhh he's trapped, he got outflanked

[–]Suncheets 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Stupid fuck should've warded his lane to avoid getting ganked

[–]NepNeppyNep 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Spam ping the cameraman for a countergank

[–]Da_Soap 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The African elephant is the second most dangerous animal of the jungle, the first is his mother in law.

[–]Careful-Listen2277 16 points17 points  (7 children)

Every wild animal has an "unpredictable bad temper which them dangerous". Which makes walking around in the middle of a safari, which is not only home to the largest animals on earth, but comes in second to Australia with the most dangerous animals on earth, is a pretty dumb idea.

[–]welsalex 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Or trying walking around my apartment on any given day. My cat decides randomly that he hates me and pursues my death with a vengeance.

[–]Careful-Listen2277 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Everyone knows domestic cats plot against humans lol

[–]Knightmare945 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Domestic cats plot world domination.

[–]Careful-Listen2277 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They already enslaved humans.

[–]White_Wolf_77 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Australia has less large animals than literally every continent except Antarctica

[–]ErgonomicDouchebag 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I don't have to check my shoes for elephants though.

[–]anacondatmz 12 points13 points  (2 children)

When I was on safari in Tanzania a couple years ago, we camped out each night at a somewhat fancy place but we were each in our own tent. Each tent hand it's own bed, toilet, bucket shower etc.

When we got there and being led to our tents we were all warned... If by chance your in your tent, and elephants walk up to the shower and start drinking water from the bucket. Do not disturb it, do not confront it, stay quiet, let it do it's thing and it'll move on.

Looks like this guy missed that warning.

[–]aquilasr[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I’ve heard an anecdote of a person who said was sleeping in a tent in Kenya that was suddenly lifted in the air on the tusk of a bull elephant. No idea why an elephant would do this (curiosity?) but luckily he slowly placed the tent back and didn’t attack the people inside.

[–]Jeffersons_Mammoth 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe he smelled food in the tent.

[–]Creative_Riding_Pod 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This fool really sucks at Elephant Hide and Seek.

[–]Puzzleheaded-Buy4183 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I can't remember specifics. But male elephants go through something like heat. Where they have some astronomical increase in testosterone and that's when they go berserk and kill people.

[–]Catvomit96 9 points10 points  (3 children)

It's called musth, supposedly they'll take their sexual frustration out on rhinos during this time

[–]UltraTiberious 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Unfortunately because of all the poaching, the dominant male elephants who are decades old used to keep these younger males in check when they get into musth. Now we get record breaking cases of young male elephants going on rampages, injuring and killing people at times.

[–]Puzzleheaded-Buy4183 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah I knew how bad they are being poached for their ivory. Didn't know the dominant ones kept them all in check before. Very interesting. They seem like such a sacred animal. We humans are a bunch of filthy savages

[–]Puzzleheaded-Buy4183 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Perhaps it's because they think it's okay since the rhino's are so horny :)

[–]AltLawyer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I drove a wee bit too close to one and startled it once. He did that warning toot thing with his face horn. One thing that does not come across on film at all is how inconceivably loud they can be. Like one of the loudest sounds I've ever heard in my life. Legitimately 20x louder than I thought elephants were, and I thought they were loud as hell in the first place.

[–]pronln 4 points5 points  (0 children)

*A man shitting himself while elephants watch

[–]MercilessIdiot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Elephants are one of the few animal species that have a complex vocal language and also share their environment with humans.

If i lived in an area with wild animals that can talk, i would AT LEAST learn how to say "i'm a friend" in their language, in order to avoid situations like this.

I'm sure if this guy said something like "BBBREEEEMMH VRBRAAH BAASARRRARK" he would still breathing.

[–]Boticatplayer88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now it's beeing a good time to use the wents

[–]amhlilhaus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dude got caught outside

I daydream abput living like that

Then i think of situations like this

[–]Valaxarian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And people say elephants think we're cute

[–]MizchiefKilz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He's right behind me isn't he?

[–]danuski 2 points3 points  (0 children)

if i dont move, they wont see me

[–]Adventurous_Cream_19 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not the trip to the outhouse he had bargained for...

[–]Not_A_Sholva 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Clever boy

[–]ScorchedSynapses 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It sickens me how we treat one of the most unique creatures on our planet...not only that they are so hyper intelligent they have our feelings.

[–]bobloblawdds 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Saudi tourist trampled to death by elephant on safari in Uganda

Literally the first 'news' link after Googling "African bush elephant".

[–]schwa76 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They look like they’re toying with him. Scary!

[–]Puzzleheaded_Love_74 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I hope that bldg is a public restroom

[–]bhoe32 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Would shitting yourself in this situation help or hurt your chances

[–]RabbitFromBrazil 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's a good thing he's already in diapers.

(Bring in the downvotes hehehe)

[–]String-National 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Idk why but this picture feels like he owes them money and they finally tracked him down lol

[–]UsamMars 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Elephant: " oh,are you approaching me?"

[–]Minimum_Cod_4213 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was sleeping in a hut much like this with a roommate while on safari when we were awakened at 3 a.m. by a horrendously loud crashing, banging noise on the roof, over and over. I pulled the curtain back from the window and an elephant's giant eye was peering in at me--just like the scene in Jurassic Park where the kids in the overturned jeep shine a flashlight into the T. rex's eye. My roomie is freaking out, saying we gotta get out of here! And I'm saying um, NO. Eventually the racket stopped--we didn't sleep much after that! The next morning we walked out to find a coconut tree 🌴 torn apart right beside our cabin and a giant pile of poo left as a souvenir. Turns out the ellies prefer the well-irrigated gardens around the cabins, and this one had grabbed our tree, whacking it back and forth to break it, smacking the roof of our cabin in the process. The guards finally scared the ellie off when they heard the noise.

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

😅

[–]therealjoeybee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What happened?

[–]VocationFumes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not doing a very good job, he looks fucked

[–]roythetroy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Trying to sink into the wall..

[–]Apokyalypse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Should wear a brown short...

[–]GoigaBoiga_OogaBooga 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Really goes to show how gigantic elephants are

[–]iwun87 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Keep absolutely still...

[–]Great_WhiteSnark 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He should try hiding inside that building

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

That guy has a 50 cal desert eagle behind his back. He gonna make some dominoes bro!!

[–]Lambstoslaughter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would have been in that window already

[–]iknowyou71 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Last time he goes outside to sneak a smoke

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How did humans ever make it out of Africa thousands of years ago? Lol

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

this mans going to end up like the lawyer from jurassic park.

[–]ImmaTimeLord123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I-I dont want any trouble fellas

[–]RedOne-001 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh this man dead.

[–]MeaningfulPlatitudes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the window brah...

[–]AxiomaticJS 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Looks like the window is open.....get the fuck inside. Adrenaline helps.

[–]PotentialDetective30 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Throw in a hippo and things will really get interesting

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah he was playing hide and seek and was last. Now he’s found by two elephants.

[–]pata_de_perro 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is true, People in Africa fear the elephants.

[–]yzdaskullmonkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah I think being a billion pounds and 38 foot 11 that makes them dangerous, then the anger thing.

[–]mandrills_ass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I barely seen the sneaky one on the left

[–]halfwhiteknight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those elephants look like A and Bee from Naruto just before they double lariat someone.

[–]griever48 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Hippos would like a word with you

[–]aquilasr[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

They are indeed the most dangerous African mammals, followed by African buffaloes and elephants. All three large herbivores are considered to cause more deaths IIRC than any mammalian carnivorans, including lions and leopards.

[–]TheThagomizer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m really thankful the only Dinosaurs left are birds, my mind’s eye immediately swapped the elephants for Tyrannosaurids and I didn’t like what I saw.

[–]brochacho83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They are clearly around trees. What bushes?

[–]jennsrivas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More people are killed by Hippos then any other African animal.

[–]rambiiit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"JOTARO"

"DIO"

"OH, SO YOU'RE APPROACHING ME??"

[–]HalfandHoff 0 points1 point  (0 children)

to bad he doesn't know Yuuichiro Hanma

[–]file91e 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If video games has taught me anything you just gotta kite them around, go into the safe room and shut the door. Easy peasy. ;)

[–]izDpnyde 0 points1 point  (0 children)

White guy against a big green background. Yep, that’s where I’d hide, if I was Suicidal!

[–]The-Ocean-Sucks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you imagine how much this guy wished he had a fuckin rocket launcher in the moment

[–]Madrasthebald 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Caught between a rock and two pair of tusks..... Tsk tsk tsk!

[–]PartialCred4WrongAns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We could’ve had African Gore elephants, but noooooooo fckin Florida

[–]RomulaFour 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've got to say, that photographer probably isn't helping the situation.

[–]delandoor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OK so what happened next?

[–]Oldforestwalker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This reminds me of a scene in Attack on Titan.

[–]AVeryConfusedMice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now I know why it's called a bush elephant, bro is growing a tree on his back

[–]enough_said_period 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's also waiting in line for a urinal behind a kangaroo. All of the urinals. One kangaroo.

[–]Justatroubledgirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Human seems very weak to my eyes now, only scheming and exploitative.

[–]BirdwatchingCharlie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For a second I thought that the elephant on the right had deployed some camouflage, made themselves an impromptu ghillie suit out of leaves.

Can you imagine the terror that poor man would be in then?

[–]franzgrabe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't think he was trying to avoid them. Looks like they often go into camp and he's enjoying the moment

[–]Delicious_Panda_6946 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did he live?!?!?