Elephant chases selfie-snapping joggers down road in Thailand

By Ben Hooper
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Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A man snapping photos of elephants in a Thai national park captured the moment two joggers were chased by an angry pachyderm after getting close for a selfie.

Kamron Petprayoon uploaded a series of photos to Facebook showing a man and a woman being chased down a paved road through Khao Yai National Park.


Petprayoon wrote the joggers had stopped to take a selfie with the elephant when they came across it in the road, and the animal took exception to their unwelcome proximity and unauthorized photography.

He said the elephant stopped chasing the couple once they were a distance away, but it resumed the chase three times when they stopped running.

Petprayoon said the joggers eventually escaped by running fast and far enough away from the annoyed animal, but the elephant remained in the road until park rangers arrived to shoo it away.

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