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Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Chased By Elephant (Video)

Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a video (below) on YouTube on May 31 of his safari Jeep being chased by an elephant in South Africa.

In the video, the elephant comes up to the jeep and taps it with his tusk but backs away after the driver starts the engine.

"Is he backing up because of the engine?" an unidentified woman asks.

"No, he's going to charge us," Schwarzenegger says.

The safari driver disagrees but adds that he doesn't want the elephant to scratch itself on the vehicle or damage the paint.

The elephant walks off to the side of the road, but seems to be eyeing the Jeep as he slowly moves around.

The Jeep pulls away as the elephant comes closer.

The elephant goes into full gallop after the vehicle while several occupants curse.

Along with the video, Schwarzenegger posted a message on his YouTube page calling for people to stop hunting the mammoth creatures:

I couldn't have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie. 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.

The Independent Online notes that Schwarzenegger has been promoting the Arnold Sports Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, and documenting his trip on social media.

He has reportedly posted pictures of himself on Instagram with a lion and playing a pre-teen girl in chess.

The former Republican governor of California visited Nelson Mandela's home on May 28 and tweeted a picture of himself with a painting of the late South African president.

Schwarzenegger wrote a caption that read: "Visited the home of one of my heroes today. We should strive to emulate the grace Mandela showed in public service."

Sources: Arnold Schwarzenegger/YouTube, Arnold Schwarzenegger/Twitter, Independent Online / Photo Credit: Arnold Schwarzenegger/YouTube

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