There are few things that make the Terminator skrik – an elephant is one of them.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was chased by an elephant right here in South Africa.
The action man – who was in the country promoting the Arnold Sports Festival in Johannesburg last weekend – had a terrifying encounter with the animal when it blocked the road in front of his group’s car, before walking around the vehicle and chasing it as it drove away.
He shared a video of the incident on YouTube on Tuesday and wrote: “I couldn’t have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie.”
The clip shows the driver shutting off the engine to avoid scaring the bull elephant, but when he turns the car back on the animal, it bellows and backs away.
The driver tries to reassure his passengers by saying he’s worried about the animal scratching the vehicle, but Arnold, 68, replied: “No, he’s going to charge us.”
As the car sped away with the elephant behind, the actor can be heard exclaiming: “Oh s***”.
Arnie later tweeted: “I’m absolutely in awe of these beautiful, strong animals, even though some of us had to change our pants after this.
“We need to stop killing them – take a photo, not a shot. Would you rather be able to experience these creatures or a hunk of ivory? I thought so.”