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Alcohol often goes hand in hand with violence, but no matter the level of intoxication most people would dare not pick a fight with an elephant.

This was not the case recently in Sri Lanka, when a drunk man in a national park decided to antagonize an elephant as horrified onlookers stood by.

Video of the encounter shows members of the crowd shouting at the man to leave the elephant alone as it had killed a person only days earlier. 

But ignoring their pleas, he begins taunting the angry creature by first lying down on a bank directly in front of it.

Despite the increasingly urgent cries from the crowd, he gets up and climbs down the bank until he is standing in front of the animal.

Suddenly, it loses its temper and rushes towards him. He falls over and is trampled by it before it almost immediately wanders away disinterested.
The drunk man is then pulled up the grassy bank and it appears as though part of his ear has been torn off and his once-muddy shirt is left covered in blood.
The footage was filmed in the Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka, where it's believed around 250 Sri Lankan Elephants - a species native to the country.
A policeman also appears in the background of the video, though it is unclear if he arrested or intervened following the fight. (Daily Mail)





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  • kan Wednesday, 11 March 2015 03:22 PM

    He must have watched a movie somewhere depicting the scene, so trying to copy it.

    Giabao Wednesday, 11 March 2015 04:18 PM

    I am sure our (new) minister of elephant affairs might arrest this guys for illegally making the elephant angry, LOL

    aaaaa Saturday, 14 March 2015 04:09 AM

    The wildlife ministry should charge this fellow

    faito Thursday, 12 March 2015 01:20 PM

    without edit voice it will more fun

    sampath Wednesday, 11 March 2015 04:49 PM

    Nice guy. Suitable for our parliament or cabinet.

    Cobra Thursday, 12 March 2015 07:46 AM

    This guy surely reminds me of someone in the previous govt!!!!

    Senator Friday, 13 March 2015 12:08 PM

    Member of the UNP?

    Giann Thursday, 12 March 2015 09:12 AM

    That elephant will remember and come back to get this stupid idiot if he steps into the national park again.

    yakamahathaya Thursday, 12 March 2015 09:37 AM

    bloody hell... he is still alive ? in vain..

    Siraa Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:06 AM

    Fearless, Arrogant, Forward Marching guy and sooooo Stupid...... just like Mervin,

    bandula Thursday, 12 March 2015 05:11 PM

    අලියට තිබුනේ මුගේ බෝල කූට්ටම පාගලා තලන්න​.

    Tarzan Wednesday, 11 March 2015 02:26 PM

    hahah was he trying to be me? looool..

    Buruwa Wednesday, 11 March 2015 02:34 PM

    A crazy man. SL Govt. must put him life time in a jail.

    MSR Wednesday, 11 March 2015 02:43 PM

    Ali gonek!

    tedmosby Wednesday, 11 March 2015 02:44 PM

    I still wonder why these people contribute to human gene pool. Dear sir, your absence there will not be missed. please..

    Mm Wednesday, 11 March 2015 02:56 PM

    Elephant should have killed this fool!

    VEdda-Berry Tarzan Wednesday, 11 March 2015 03:01 PM

    ha ha Wedda berry TARZAN is playing with elephant finally

    sack Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:18 PM

    While it may be the first time it got caught in tape, these types of behavior are not uncommon. People getting killed while encountering elephants at night is not unheard of.

    de silva Wednesday, 11 March 2015 03:12 PM

    Surely he is against elephants.

    mfahimmassaron Wednesday, 11 March 2015 03:19 PM

    Those who went with him should also be held responsible for this silly and dangerous act.


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