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Safari group cornered by aggressive elephants in South Africa

By Ben Hooper
Safari group cornered by aggressive elephants in South Africa
Aggressive elephants advance on a safari group in South Africa. Screenshot: Newsflare

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa, May 4 (UPI) -- A safari group in a South African park found themselves in a tense standoff when their vehicle was blocked by a herd of elephants.

The video, filmed in Kruger National Park, shows the safari group trapped on a dirt road by a herd of elephants showing signs of aggression toward the humans.

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The elephants take up defensive poses and act as though they are preparing to charge several times during the encounter.

"When everything goes wrong: Wrong place, can't reverse; wrong time, breeding herd on the move; mother elephants protecting their calves," the filmer wrote. "Not much to do but hope for the best; just as terrifying as it looks."

The elephants eventually cleared from the road and allowed the vehicle to drive away.

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