Moped rider begs for mercy from angry elephants who at.t.acked him
These dramatic pictures show a terrified motorcyclist trying to ride past elephants on a road in Thailand when they att.a.ck him.
The animals were angry as the rider approached the center of Khao Yai National Park near the city of Korath, in northeast Thailand.
The video taken on a car’s dash cam shows the slow-moving driver trying to pass the elephants.
But he was unaware that the herd had been stirred up minutes earlier by the sound of a pack of motorcyclists roaring past.
The man had to jump off his bicycle and run into the jungle because several elephants were charging at him, trumpeting loudly.
The biker had no choice but to wait until the elephants dispersed before he could recover his motorcycle and speed off.
The national park of Khao Yai shared the video on their Facebook page with a comment: ‘Motorbikes have to be banned from Khao Yai before something serious happens.’
The park is the third-largest in Thailand. It covers an area of 300 sq km (74,000 acres), including evergreen forests and grasslands.
There are 3,000 species of plants, 320 species of birds, and 66 species of mammals, including Asian elephants.