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Arnold Schwarzenegger Nearly Terminated by an Angry Elephant While on Safari

Playing Arnold Schwarzenegger Nearly Terminated by an Angry Elephant While on Safari

There was no "choppa" to get Arnold Schwarzenegger out of this scary situation.

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The action star was on safari in South Africa when an elephant blocked the road for his jeep to pass.

The animal decided to leave the road after a brief standoff and began walking away into the bush nearby. But suddenly, the elephant changed its mind and began charging the actor’s vehicle.

Schwarzenegger posted the heart-stopping video on Instagram saying: “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.”

 

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.

A video posted by Arnold Schwarzenegger (@schwarzenegger) on May 31, 2016 at 5:27am PDT

Luckily, Schwarzenegger and his friends in the Jeep were able to get away. 

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The actor has been in South Africa since the weekend where he visited the home of the country's late leader, Nelson Mandela.

 

It was an honor to visit the home of one of my heroes today. We should all strive to emulate the grace Mandela showed in his commitment to public service.

A photo posted by Arnold Schwarzenegger (@schwarzenegger) on May 28, 2016 at 8:28am PDT

The Terminator star also played chess with a young girl.

 

One of my favorite snaps today. Follow along with the @arnoldsports South Africa on Snapchat: ArnoldSchnitzel!

A video posted by Arnold Schwarzenegger (@schwarzenegger) on May 28, 2016 at 4:28am PDT

He even fed a lion.

 

Wait! This lion is stealing my protein!

A photo posted by Arnold Schwarzenegger (@schwarzenegger) on May 26, 2016 at 2:52pm PDT



Watch: Caretaker Serenades Elephant to Sleep With Traditional Lullaby

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