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Friday, March 30, 2012

Get Out Of My Way








Pilanesberg game reserve, South Africa

Makes we wonder what was so important that the driver in the Volkswagen attempted to overtake the elephant. The elephant was obviously not having any of it, no one was going to get around him. Maybe the elephant was just having a bad day.

I tried to go around a large pickup truck in my very small car several years ago. The driver of the truck tried to push me off the road and his sneer in the mirror was on my mind for a long time. That was the one and only time I tried that. I was late to work and he, how dare he, was holding me up.  So I am not an innocent. I learned how easy it is to get caught up in the road rage  conflict.

19 comments:

oceangirl said...

Oh no, I hope nobody was hurt.

Ms. A said...

Maybe it was a no passing lane and the elephant was the enforcer.

Lilly said...

Oh my, how terrifying. I would never take on an elephant.

Rock Chef said...

Hilarious! I would love to see how this was explained to the insurance company!

Jeanie said...

Who knew that elephants also experienced road rage. I have to wonder who was taking the pictures.

LL Cool Joe said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier.

I tried to burn someone off the traffic lights a few weeks ago, and had to give up because I was heading towards a street light. I was wound up about it for the rest of day. I realised I shouldn't be like this and decided never to do it again, and I haven't. I actually feel calmer about it all now too.

Adam said...

Self note: Never mess with elephants

Kristina P. said...

Ahhh, Darwinism at it's finest.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh my, can't believe it!

Stephen Hayes said...

That elephant must have gone rogue because this looks like a clear and simple case of Rogue Rage!

terri said...

Some people feel invincible in their vehicles, apparently some even when going up against an elephant!

Izzy said...

Good for the elephant! =)

Brian Miller said...

oh my...dont mess with the elephant...bet that driver learns a lesson...yikes...

Unknown Mami said...

Not worth the risk if you ask me. Wouldn't want to piss off an elephant or a truck driver. Slow and steady, that's how I like it.

Hilary said...

Wow.. that's quite the series of images. All I can say to that driver is.. "tusk, tusk." ;)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh man-- What was that VW driver thinking?!? Did you see the news clip of the "run away" circus elephant in a parking lot this week??? They caught him safely but the elephant gave the trainers a run for their money.

Happy weekend CiCi. xo jj

Maggie May said...

That must have been terrifying. However, those maniacs on the Motorway can be just as bad as the elephant. Worse..... cos they should know better..
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Mrs4444 said...

I hate when that happens!

Kristina P's comment is priceless.

Yousei Hime said...

Makes me wish I was an elephant.