I have had a couple of close encounters with Elephants while in Africa, all of them ending well, leaving me amazed at how intelligent the massive animals are! I initially met this guy head on, we were down wind when we unexpectedly met, we surprised him, his reaction was to mock charge, become as large as he could and kick up a lot of dust. Our job was to hold our ground, hoping it was a mock charge. When he stopped, and thank goodness he did, I instinctively knew that he wasn’t upset, his eyes were calm and knowing. The Elephant had made his point and was wise enough to know we meant him know harm, brilliant!
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