An irate elephant rushes at tourists in a safari jeep and chases them.
Visitors got more than they bargained for when they were on a safari at Kabini reserve forest in Karnataka, south India.
As the vehicle travels down a dirt track, a huge elephant can be seen leaping out of the trees.
It scurries across the street and chases after the car, making a loud trumpet as it runs behind them.
As the elephant slowly approaches their vehicle, tourists in the back of the Jeep can be seen cowering in fear.
The elephant suddenly halts in its tracks and watches the vehicle drive away.
The incident was not considered dangerous, according to a forest official.
He added: ‘It was only a practice charge. The elephant never intended to harm the tourists, which it could have done easily if it had wanted.’
‘Unfortunately, local media is using this to whip up fear. Safaris are safe, and our staffs are knowledgeable about handling these situations.’