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The teen in the video is said to have been trying to recreate a scene from Indian blockbuster Baahubali, where the hero in the film runs up an elephant’s trunk onto its back. But like I said, life isn’t a movie, so as the teen tries to lure the elephant, which is chained up, the elephant has had enough and acts accordingly.
Check out the video below. The toss happens about 30 seconds in.
So as you can see that kid was knocked out, and lucky for him he actually survived. According to Metro, here’s how the teen and his pals encountered the elephant.
The group of friends were on a holiday when one of them conceived the misadventure. After spotting an elephant tethered on a plot and no mahout around, they got a great opportunity to do something crazy. First they brought some fruits from a nearby shop and tried to befriend the elephant. The elephant was more than happy to munch on some fresh bananas and fruits. The overenthusiastic teenager thought he had become very friendly with the tusker by offering him some food.
And then you all just saw what happened next. The kid was rushed to a nearby hospital where he’s expected to be OK.
Wildlife experts say the elephant could have gored him had he not been chained up. So let this be a lesson to you all: you are not Mowgli.