"Terminator" star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger took a safari trip to South Africa with some friends this week, but his vacation was anything but relaxing.
Schwarzenegger and his colleagues encountered an elephant sitting in the middle of a road Tuesday, and he posted a video of the scene to his Instagram account. After a few seconds of mutual observation between the elephant and Schwarzenegger's crew, Arnold boldly claims "he's gonna charge us" to his skeptical companions.
At first, the elephant walks around the plant-filled area adjacent to the road, seemingly minding its own business – but in the blink of an eye, it taps Schwarzenegger's truck with its tusk before running after the vehicle, proving Arnold correct and sending the truck into panic mode:
I couldn't have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie. I'm absolutely in awe of these beautiful, strong animals, even though some of us had to change our pants after this. We need to stop killing them - take a photo, not a shot. Would you rather be able to experience these creatures or a hunk of ivory? I thought so.
Despite Arnold's previous starring role, there was no form of termination, as all parties were physically unharmed. But there was potentially some emotional damage, with Schwarzenegger writing in his caption that "some of us had to change our pants after this."
Still, Schwarzenegger took the opportunity to express his anti-hunting thoughts to his followers. With a powerful message to his audience, he concluded, "we need to stop killing them – take a photo, not a shot."