World Courageous guide saves newlyweds from charging elephant

23:46  16 april  2018
23:46  16 april  2018 Source:   bnqt.com

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A New Zealand couple are in awe of two tourist guides who saved them after they came face-to-face with an elephant while on a foot safari in the Kruger National Park in Limpopo. Brett Larson‚ who had been on honeymoon with his new wife‚ said the bull charged at them not once‚ not twice‚ but three

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Two newlyweds are crediting a courageous guide for saving them from a charging bull elephant in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

Brett Larson and his wife were spending part of their honeymoon on a hiking safari with two guides last week when they encountered the massive elephant, which seemed intent on establishing dominance.

Larson told Times Live that the elephant charged three times, and that the more experienced guide stopped the charge each time with shouts and a raised hand.

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The accompanying footage shows only the third charge, and the guide ultimately prevailing in a third tense stare-down. During the first charge, Larson said, the elephant skidded to a stop about six feet from the guide.

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"We were told to be very calm and we stood there for about two minutes with the elephant just looking at us," Larson, who had traveled with his new wife from New Zealand, said of the initial encounter. "It was becoming agitated and it suddenly charged at us."

The guide shown in the footage was training the second guide, who along with the honeymooners learned a great deal about the importance of remaining calm when faced with a possible attack.

Said Larson: "We were extremely terrified, but the guides were extremely calm."

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