A video has gone viral from an unknown location for the right and wrong reasons. As seen in the video, a wild elephant crosses the road and scratches itself in the face of a car passing through a forest. The video is funny and terrifying at the same time and has crossed 2.3 million views and over 46,000 likes on Twitter alone. The clip was recently shared by Twitter user Buitengebieden. In the clip, the wild elephant approaches the car and starts rubbing itself against the car, a gray sedan. Due to the heavy construction of the mammals, the vehicle is badly damaged, especially the hood area being crushed by the weight of the elephant.
As we have seen, the elephant first tries to climb onto the left front wheel of the car. He later moves forward and sits almost on the hood scratching the back. Unhappy with this, the elephant nearly stands on the car and, while doing so, breaks the hood, which detaches from the car while the driver reverses the car’s direction.
“What do you do when you feel itchy and you’re an elephant?” Read the post’s comment. Although the clip has left netizens divided, it also raises serious safety concerns for people passing through the jungle area.
One user joked, “I fancy explaining this to the insurance company.” Another said, “How can anyone not believe that an elephant scratched his ass in his car? Lol.” A third commented, “I will be terrified at the same time and break my rib trying not to laugh,” while a fourth added joyfully- “The elephant uses the car as toilet paper.”
There are many forest roads in India, where motorists encounter wild animals on a daily basis, especially elephants. In North India alone, Rajaji National Park and Corbett National Park are known to see elephants coming on the roads with heavy vehicle traffic.