Elephant charges car in KZN, family left traumatised

Elephant charges car in KZN, family left traumatised

Don't mess with mother nature...

When an elephant turns your car over, who you gonna call?
An Elephant in a park in St. Lucia turned a car over with a family inside

As we recover from the holidays, this family is recovering from the trauma they experienced this past Sunday. 

What started off as an outing for the family, quickly made a turn left when the family were met by a bull elephant on the road leading to the beach at Cape Vidal, St. Lucia. 

The incident happened near Catalina Bay on the eastern shore of Lake St Lucia. The family of four - husband, wife, and their two children aged eight and ten, are from the coastal town of Mtunzini. 

"There are more than 100 elephants in various herds in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park that have been reintroduced into the World Heritage Site over the past two decades. The majority of the elephants were sourced from the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, orphans whose parents were culled in the Kruger National Park – along with some more recent introductions directly from Kruger." (Daily Maverick)

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An investigation will be carried out by the park officials with regards to the reason the elephant attacked the family's car. The good news is that as much as the family have been traumatised by the incident, no one was hurt seriously. 

That's the thing about respecting these animals in their home, it can be very tricky to know whether they are about to attack or not. We are not learned when it comes to dealing with them in the wild. So, in future, make sure to be aware and prepared when driving into a game reserve.

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