Close encounter of the Pachyderm kind

by Bob Shepardson
(DeBary Fl. U.S.A.)

Through the windshield

Through the windshield

Sherry and I have often encountered elephants alone or in small groups on the roads of Etosha. We have always reacted in the same way. Pull over to the side, turn the engine off and remain quiet. We did this once again and as you can see in the attached video, AFRICAN ELEPHANT CLOSE ENCOUNTER VIDEO
it once again worked but not without an inspection! This group numbered over 40.

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May 15, 2013
Reply to Alan
by: bob shepardson

You are correct. I woud estimate that they came within a foot. I think that's about 30cm. There was one on the right, that is not in the video that may have been closer. I thought he would take the side mirror off with his tusk.

May 14, 2013
close up
by: Jenny

Great pics and wow I just love the video you took, shows how close they got. Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience

May 14, 2013
Love the video!
by: Alan

And they came so close your vehicle!

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