Birthday, Elephant Style

Flippin’ unreal

John Somers was celebrating his 66th birthday by taking a friend for a drive through the Pilansberg Game Reserve at Pilanesberg in South Africa, when he found himself in the path of an aggressive bull elephant named Amarula. Unable to reverse his car out of a ditch, and more importantly out of the Amarula’s way, Somers turned off his engine in hopes that he would not draw the elephant’s attention. But the massive mammal rubbed up against the car before flipping it entirely on its roof. Incredibly, both passengers are OK, save for few bruises and lacerations.

[via msnbc incredible animal slideshow]