You are relaxing with your family on a fine summer day in the swimming pool. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a big majestic animal joins you. That’s enough to make you sit up and take notice, if nothing else!
During a vacation in South Africa, this family was having a good time hanging out at the pool when, out of nowhere, the gentle giant stopped in for some water. While these animals are intelligent and kind, their size can make them dangerous around people who are unfamiliar with their routines. Elephants are large and powerful animals that can easily injure or kill humans with their tusks, trunk, or feet.
I guess the family shouldn’t have been that surprised: according to the African Elephant Status Report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, there are about around 28,000-30,000 elephants in that country. But still, you’re probably not expecting one to come walking up to you out on your patio!
After the animal gets a drink, it goes along its way without bothering the family any further. But they sure have a great vacation story to tell. Watch the clip below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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