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Watch this elephant flip a pickup truck in Thailand

This is the moment an elephant gets absolutely fed up with cars passing through its national park and decides to flip one over.

by | Published on 10th Mar 2023

This is the moment an elephant gets absolutely fed up with cars passing through its national park and decides to flip one over. 

The footage was taken in the Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand, where hundreds of elephants roam free. 

Usually, the placid animals have no issue with motorists, but this day was a different story.

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In the video, you can see the elephant crossing the road and the pickup truck moving very slowly to get out of its way. 

Instead of waiting for it to pass, the elephant reaches out its trunk and pushes the pickup truck. 

It doesn’t just push it out of the way either, it pushes the truck until it completely flips and falls off the side of the road into the bushes. 

In footage released by USA Today, you can see one driver desperately waving his hand out of his car window to tell cars behind him to reverse and get out of the way.

The last of the footage shows all cars on the road slowly backing away for fear the elephant might turn on them next.

But as it turns out, the animal had made its point and that was the end of the show. 

Sanctuary officials were then called to come and lead the elephant away and the driver of the pickup truck was rescued.

Thankfully, no major injuries were reported.

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The Ang Rue Nai forest, where the footage was taken, is home to about 277 elephants. 

And incidents of this nature are reportedly quite common. 

In fact, the sanctuary reports a high rate of elephant interaction with humans.

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Kate Bain is the Page Editor at supercarblondie.com. She is based in Dubai and coordinates coverage of the latest news across automotive, technology, and lifestyle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in business and post graduate in journalism. She is an experienced editor and journalist who has worked for News Corp, Daily Mail Australia, and Sky News. When she's not at work, you'll find her attached at the hip to her dog, Thor.

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