“Oh sh*t!” Those were the last words heard before the African elephant barreled toward the stunned safari passengers. Fortunately, for those inside the vehicle – including the great, Arnold Schwarzenegger – the pissed-off, pachyderm wasn’t in full beast mode. Had he been, things might have ended differently, and ‘The Oak’ might finally have met his match. However, in the end, cooler heads prevailed and the parties went their separate ways.

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Of course, Arnold took it all in stride and shared his thoughts on the unforgettable event, including his plea to end the slaughter of these majestic creatures. “I couldn’t have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie. I’m absolutely in awe of these beautiful, strong animals, even though some of us had to change our pants after this. We need to stop killing them – take a photo, not a shot. Would you rather be able to experience these creatures or a hunk of ivory? I thought so.”