Elephant charges at honeymoon couple

2012-05-16 10:47
Johannesburg - A couple honeymooning in the Kruger National Park have videotaped an elephant charging at their hiking group.

Beeld reported that Jaco and Sharne Kamffer and six others were hiking with rangers when they came upon a herd of elephants with young elephants among them.

Although they quickly moved away, a female elephant stormed at them.

The rangers stamped their feet and screamed at the elephant but to no avail. She only stopped her attack when they shot at her, breaking off her right tusk and causing her to stop about 11 metres from the hikers.

“It was one of the most difficult situations I have ever been in. On the one hand you want to look back to see what is happening, but on the other hand you also want to see where to run to,” said Kamffer on Tuesday.

He filmed the attack on video.

The couple had only been married two weeks.

“Already we have a nice story to tell our grandchildren one day.”


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