A holidaymaker captured the terrifying moment an elephant charged at a police car just metres away from where he was sat – just moments after it had scared off a pack of wild dogs to show them who’s boss.
Tourist Beryl Venter claimed he had not been expecting any ‘wow’ sightings on a straight road near Kruger National Park returning home after his five-day holiday.
So he was left dumbstruck when an elephant strode out of the bushes and straight on to the road where they were driving.
After taking on dozens of wild dogs, the elephant can be seen turning its attention to a police car which quickly reverses in a desperate bid to get out of the path of the charging animal.
Beryl, who was towing a caravan and was unable to reverse, managed to film the terrifying moment before a fellow motorist beeped their horn and eventually scared the huge elephant off.
She said: “We were on our way home from Letaba after a five-week stay in Kruger.
“We were feeling very depressed and not expecting any ‘wow’ sightings when we suddenly saw a group of wild dogs running around and playing in the road.
“We were taking photos when we heard an elephant in the bushes and noticed a few dogs started running away.
“Suddenly the elephant burst from out of the bushes and starting chasing a few of the dogs. Luckily, they were running away from us.
“The elephant then turned around and ran towards us.