Let me eat in peace! Moment baby elephant sends grinning tourist flying after she approached to pose for a photo while it was eating

This is the moment a baby elephant sent a grinning tourist flying after she approached it to pose for a photo while it was eating.

The woman can be seen smiling and whispering as she unfastens her bike helmet with the elephant in the background beside a tree.

She then walks over to the animal wearing green shorts and a swimming top, with her hair still wet, pointing to another one further away.

The elephant is swaying from side to side looking mildly disgruntled.

As it is feeding on some fallen branches beside the tourist, it suddenly swings its trunk and lunges at her, causing her to fall flat on her back with a shriek, before she runs away holding her backside.

As the elephant is feeding on some fallen branches beside the tourist, it suddenly swings its trunk and lunges at her

The video was posted on X by user Non-aesthetic things. The caption reads: ‘Girl tries to make friends with an elephant and finds out’.

Social media users were quick to comment on the post, with one writing: ‘Fortunate that the juvenile scared her away before that adult charged her.’

Another user posted: ‘Leave wild animals alone.’

Someone else added: ‘Never go close to the elephant when Tail is waging. It feels threatened.’

The woman can be seen smiling and whispering as she unfastens her bike helmet with the elephant the background beside a tree. After the shocking incident she runs away terrified

In April last year, a woman in India was attacked by an elephant after teasing him with a banana.

She daringly held a banana up towards the animal’s mouth before pulling back just as he opened his mouth to chomp.

The young woman could be seen smiling at the elephant as she dangled the fruit in front of him, but he clearly saw through the ruse, swinging his trunk and tusks, causing her to hurtle backwards.

The animal was seemingly angry that the woman was playing games with him, attacking her and causing the person filming the video to recoil in terror, dropping the camera.

A video has appeared online showing a woman in an unidentified Indian forest teasing an elephant through some plants with a banana, before the elephant attacks her

The young woman smiles dreamily at the animal as she dangles the fruit in front of her, but he clearly sees through the ruse, swinging his trunk and tusks in a horrifying act of aggression, hurtling her backwards

Just prior to the attack, the woman could be heard saying: ‘How cool is he?’

Footage of the incident was shared on social media by Susanta Nanda, an Indian Forest Service Officer who often posts intriguing wildlife content online.

He captioned the post: ‘You can’t fool an elephant even though he is tamed. They are one of the most intelligent animals to be in captivity.’

source: dailymail.co.uk