The Moment Arnold Schwarzenegger Was Charged by an Elephant

"I couldn't have written this encounter better if it was for a movie. Some of us had to change our pants. Take a photo, not a shot," Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted

  | June 02, 2016 08:16 IST (Johannesburg)
Arnold Schwarzenegger

The image on left was posted on Facebook by Arnold Schwarzenegger


  • Schwarzenegger was in South Africa for an annual fitness conference
  • The clip shows an elephant charging on a vehicle which sharply moves off
  • I'm absolutely in awe of these beautiful animals, says Schwarzenegger
Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted that "some of us had to change our pants" after an elephant charged a vehicle he was in while on safari in South Africa.
Mr Schwarzenegger posted a video of the charge on Twitter and Instagram:
And also wrote:
The 68-year-old former California governor and bodybuilder was in South Africa for an annual fitness conference and exhibition named after him.
The short video clip shows a large elephant menacing the open game viewing vehicle, as Mr Schwarzenegger is heard saying: "He's going to charge us."
The elephant does charge and the vehicle moves sharply off with the elephant running behind.
Mr Schwarzenegger did not reveal which game park he was visiting when the video was shot - nor who it was who had to "change (their) pants."
More than 30,000 African elephants are killed by poachers every year to supply an illegal trade controlled by criminal gangs feeding demand in the Far East.