An angry Elephant lifted the car off the ground

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A RAMPAGING circus elephant smashes a car and terrifies holidaymakers after appearing to be beaten by a handler

Need A Lift? An angry circus elephant charges a family car after being struck with a crowbar

Filmed in Danish beach town Karrebaeksminde, this shocking footage was captured by tourist Oddmar Nygard, 48, on July 11.

Brute Strength: The wild animal lifts up the car with its tusk

The video begins when three elephants become agitated after being bathed in the sea in front of a large crowd.

Fancy a swim: The animals enjoy a dip before the rampage

As the circus workers start to lose control, the huge beasts veer dangerously close to onlookers, including babies in prams and an elderly man in a mobility scooter – who had to be lifted off the road to safety.

Circus Calamity: The wild beasts became agitated when a large crowd gathered to watch them bathe

One of the colossal animals looks increasingly distressed and flies into a rage after it is apparently struck with a metal crowbar by one of the keepers.

Too Close For Comfort: The angry elephants are surrounded by people including children in prams
In an incredible display of brute strength, the angry elephant lifts up a Skoda Fabia, weighing around one and a half tons, with its tusks.The creature then pushes the crumpled vehicle up an embankment with little effort – as the handler flees.

Life in the fast lane: The elephants are led along a busy roadThe wild animals belong to a travelling circus which visits the town every year.

The bathing of the elephants in the sea is an annual tradition, which is popular with the locals.

Crowd Trouble: The elephants are paraded in front of a cheering crowd

Norwegian car salesman Oddmar was holidaying with his family when he witnessed the dramatic event on Saturday.

He said: “There were many cars and a lot of people in the street – the elephants probably got a bit stresse

The elephant clearly got irritated after being hit and started to push and lift the vehicle.

One of the distressed animals is led towards a car park by its handler

The car owner tried to reach the car, but the circus staff stopped him – the windows got crushed and there was a lot of damage to the front.

I was there with my son, but I wasn’t scared when the situation escalated.

Car Wreck: The Skoda Fabia which bore the brunt of the elephant’s rampage

When the elephant smashed the car I was totally calm, but my 12-year-old boy was hiding behind me.

You could clearly see that people were scared, even the circus staff.

Tourist Oddmar Nygard takes a selfie in front of the elephants

The elephants had been taking a bath and were walking back to the circus area.

I followed the elephants all the way from the beach. We went to the travelling circus at night and they seemed ok then.



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