'Hormonal' giraffe chases safari vehicle

2013-06-30 09:02

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Crazy giraffe chases safari vehicle

2013-06-26 09:36

Giraffes are known to be placid, gentle giants, however, even they have the ability to snap! Take a look at this crazy footage of a giraffe chasing a safari vehicle. WATCH

East London - In a bizarre chase captured on video, a "hormonal" giraffe in the Eastern Cape is seen chasing down his prey - nine tourists on a game-viewing vehicle. The video, posted on YouTube, has since gone viral.

The Sunday Times reported that the animal chased a safari vehicle "like a T-Rex in Jurassic Park".

The incident, captured on video by Cape Town business consultant Henk Roos, was posted to YouTube about a month ago and has since received more than 350 000 hits. Roos said the male giraffe chased the group for a good three to four kliometres.

He declined to name the game park but said rangers had told them at the time the giraffe was "hormonal" and was receiving treatment.


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