Walking around in the heat can be a thirsty business, and when this elephant decided he needed a quick drink, he headed to the nearest watering hole – even though it was a swimming pool with humans inside.
In a video clip posted online, the adult bull elephant can be seen poking up the edge of the pool as the bathers in the water stare in awe at the silence.
With a few quick glances around, the African giant, complete with long tusks, slowly dipped his trunk into the cool water.
After twice sups, it looked like a beautiful beast had caught people sitting motionless in the water.
They were motionless, mesmerized by the giant creature with whom they share their swimming pool.
With some small swishes of his head, the elephant decided not to give him a full bath, but he looked like she was thinking about it.
Then he silently turned and walked away in the direction he came from.
The video has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of users since it was posted on YouTube.
One user posted: ‘I would be horrified if this happened to me!’
While another wrote: ‘That’s what you call one with nature.’