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Drunk guide charges at elephant on South Africa safari trip

Drunk guide charges at elephant on South Africa safari trip
14 May 2013

Footage has emerged of a drunk off-duty field guide charging an elephant in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Cheered on by his fellow workers, the man is seen stumbling as he confronts the enormous animal. He then regains his footing and continues to run at the elephant, which turns and flees into the bush. Meanwhile, the guide returns to his jeep where he is high-fived by a colleague.

The luxury safari company that employs the guides called the footage 'disturbing' and said the elephant was 'extremely agitated' by the man's actions.

This incident comes just weeks after a park spokesman blamed tourists for incidents of aggression involving elephants attacking vehicles.

'We basically give them space but tourists sometimes don't,' claimed William Mabasa.

He was responding to the hospitalisation of two tourists after their car was flipped by an enraged elephant in April. It followed a similar incident in November last year. ADNFCR-408-ID-801584855-ADNFCR

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