This is the moment a huge elephant backs away from a tourist vehicle after charging at the windscreen and smashing it to pieces.
Video Credit: AsiaWire
The startling incident took place at the Bandipur National Park in the state of Karnataka in south-western India as a group of tourists were on a safari.
Local media report an adult Asian elephant in the park charged at the safari vehicle and in the video the windscreen can be heard smashing as the animal backs away.
The elephant can seemingly be heard trumpeting as it backs away and the windscreen is completely smashed.
The tour guide is leaning out of the vehicle as the elephant walks away and reports state nobody was injured in the incident.
Bandipur National Park is the largest wild elephant reserve in South Asia and spreads into three Indian states.
Reports state that this is the first incident of an elephant smashing a windscreen which has been recorded in the park. The park’s fauna includes tigers, sloth bears, Indian rock pythons, and four-horned antelopes.
It is unclear why the elephant charged at the safari vehicle.
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