Watch this great video by former professional hunter Don Heath to learn how to tell if an elephant is going to charge. This advice could save your life in the African bush.
Don Heath was a professional hunter in Zimbabwe for many years and worked for Norma Ammunition later in his life. The man really knows his stuff and gives some great advice on how to tell if an elephant is going to charge in this video.
Even if you never intend to hunt elephant, this advice could save your life if you are hunting for some other type of animal in Africa or even on a photo safari and you encounter an angry elephant.
As you watch the video, pay particular attention to what he says about the position of the elephant’s trunk and ears in each instance and how they are indicators of the elephant’s mood and intentions.
If you ever find yourself in a dicey situation in Africa involving an elephant, keep in mind Mr. Heath’s advice on how to tell if an elephant is going to charge.
Additionally, trust your guide or professional hunter and do exactly what he or she says to do. Never show fear and never run from an elephant, as both of these things can turn a bluff or mock charge into an actual charge and you won’t be able to outrun an elephant anyway.