This is the moment a frantic couple sounds the horn to frighten off a bull elephant as it attacks a family car on a road in South Africa.
The elephant reportedly charged and overturned the vehicle with a frightened family inside at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a large protected area along the coast of the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, yesterday (Sunday 16th January).
The park boasts populations of flamingos, pelicans, hippos, and crocodiles. Meanwhile, leopards, giraffes, and elephants live in the grasslands of the nearby Charters Creek and Western Shores areas.
The attack by the bull elephant showing it overturning a family of four in a Ford SUV, that has bicycles strapped to the back, was filmed by a terrified couple, also seen reversing backwards.
In the footage, the driver is heard sounding his horn several times as the large elephant flips over the white SUV and a female passenger gasps in shock.
The driver tells her to “phone them” and she replies: “I don’t know who to phone.”
According to reports, two children and their parents were in the white SUV when the elephant charged and overturned the vehicle in the road.
The family of four, reportedly from the town of Mtunzini, only suffered minor injuries during the elephant attack, but were left in shock after the ordeal.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park officials have stated that they will carry out an investigation into what caused the elephant to react in such a way.