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WATCH: Tourist stops charging elephant with his bare hands

The video was shot at Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   June 12, 2014 at 9:48 AM

PHU LUANG , Thailand, June 12 (UPI) -- A video that has been circulating on the Internet shows a tourist in Thailand stopping a charging elephant with his bare hands.

In the clip, which was filmed in the jungles of the Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary, a young man simply waves his hand at a charging elephant -- and the animal stops and turns around.

The large animal may have just been playing, but the man in the video and the camera operator are lucky either way.

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