Don’t think elephants are smart? Watch this elephant attack a rhino with a stick.
This rhino doesn’t seem scared of an elephant attack until she breaks out a weapon.
Watch the video to see what happens next.
Who knows what would have happened if the rhino wouldn’t have backed down from this elephant’s attack.
I’m not sure if the elephant was trying to pretend it had a horn like the rhino or just wanted a projectile to create space from her assailant, either way the tactic worked.
Aside from use as weapons, elephants have been observed using sticks to switch flies, scratch themselves, and dig holes.
With or without a stick, elephant attacks can be devastating and anyone fortunate enough to encounter wild elephants should give them a wide berth.