by Zolton in Video on Friday 13 June 2014

Yup, this would take some Dutch courage alright. Check out this astounding footage taken deep in the jungles of the Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand of a tourist calmly halting the angry charge of a rampant elephant with a gentle wave of his hand. Yup, his hand.

Given the average height of a female elephant in that part of the world is 2.24 m (7.3 ft), and the average weight is 2.72 t (3.00 short tons), this ‘hand whisperer’ should be counting his blessings. One, two, three …

Via Live Leak