This is the moment a quick-thinking driver narrowly avoids a huge elephant headed straight for his car by slamming the motor into reverse and beeping his horn.
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The scene was recorded from inside the car in the area of Mudumalai near the town of Chamarajanagar in the state of Karnataka in India.
In the video, the huge elephant can be seen stepping across the road in front of the car when it suddenly turns towards the vehicle.
The driver puts the car into reverse and beings speeding backwards as the elephant charges towards the vehicle.
The driver blares the horn as he reverses away from the charging elephant and the animal responds with a trumpet of its own before stopping.
Local media report elephants are often spotted crossing the road which is in the border area between the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
No injuries have been reported in the incident.
Reports state that the elephants’ behaviour in the area is known to be unpredictable and can have “fatal” consequences.
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