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Rampaging bull elephant chases Jeep for more than 1-1/2 miles

By Ben Hooper
"Must go faster..." Screenshot: Newsflare
"Must go faster..." Screenshot: Newsflare

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Jeep driving through a South African national park was chased for more than 1-1/2 miles by a rampaging bull elephant.

A video filmed last month by a passenger in the Jeep shows the elephant chasing the Jeep down a paved road through Kruger National Park.

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The passenger can be heard pleading with the driver to speed up as the elephant gains on the vehicle.

The filmer said the pachyderm chased the Jeep for more than 1-1/2 miles before giving up on catching the vehicle.

The filmer theorized the bull elephant was going through musth, a period of increased reproductive hormones in male elephants that often leads to a rise in highly aggressive behavior.

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