Two runners stopped to take a selfie with a wild elephant in the Khao Yai National Park but soon realised that they had made a mistake.
After the elephant started chasing them causing them to run for their lives.
The whole event was posted on Facebook by Kamron Petprayoon who had stopped to take photos of the wild elephant on route to the national park.
The runners attempted to take the photo with the elephant despite repeated warnings against such practices from park officials.
Kamron said when he saw the elephant charge at the runners he shouted “watch out” he said the elephant chase them several times stopping when the runner got far enough away for its liking but each time they stopped it ran after them again.
The runner eventually sprinted to safety, then the obviously disgruntled elephant blocked the road not allowing vehicles to pass until park officials came and removed it from.
The chief of the national park Kanchit Sri-noppawan said that tourist should not go near the wild elephants as they are dangerous and this should serve as a warning to all tourists.
He said people can gauge an elephant mood by looking at its ears and tail, if they move their ears back and forth it’s a good indication that they are in a good mood.
He said if their ears are raised and its tail is pointed it is a warning and could cause harm to people.
Source : Thenation
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