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An elephant doing its best impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Running Man" had even the Terminator himself a little scared after a close encounter on a safari.
Schwarzenegger posted an Instagram video on Tuesday showing an up-close meeting with an elephant that nearly turned into a scene seemingly out of one of his movies. The action ratcheted up a notch when the animal started running after Schwarzenegger's jeep.
"I couldn't have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie,'' Schwarzenegger wrote. "I'm absolutely in awe of these beautiful, strong animals, even though some of us had to change our pants after this."
The former California governor has become passionate about the cause of protecting elephants against poachers. In November 2015, he appeared in a Wildlife Conservation Society video in which he detonates an ivory tusk after saying, "Let's rid of this demand once and for all."
"We need to stop killing them — take a photo, not a shot,'' he wrote in his latest Instagram post. "Would you rather be able to experience these creatures or a hunk of ivory? I thought so."
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