Elephant played soccer with me

Eugene le Roux stands with Sean van Graan after his lucky escape.
Eugene le Roux stands with Sean van Graan after his lucky escape.

2007-09-11 - Vanderbijlpark, South Africa , Elise Tempelhoff, Beeld

An elephant cow in the Pilanesberg nature reserve first chased a game warden for 100 metres, then tore his pants open with her tusk. Later she played a bit of soccer with him. When he landed on his back next to her she stared into his eyes for a few seconds, then shook her head and ambled off back to the matriarch, young cows and calves. Eugene le Roux, 29, chief game warden at Bakubung Bush Lodge said while he was lying staring into the elephants eyes, he hoped his death would be quick.

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