The moment a large bull giraffe attacked a jeep full of tourists in South Africa has been captured on camera.
The two-and-a-half tonne beast chased the jeep for more than three kilometres in an attack considered out of character for the normally docile creatures.
A hormonal imbalance is believed to be to blame for the attack, which caused minor damage to the vehicle's front bumper and took off a side mirror.
The giraffe initially approached the jeep quietly but became aggressive soon after, the Independent reports.
The animal pursued the jeep until the safari-goers got back to their camp.
Giraffes will usually flee rather than engage with humans in the wild, but males have been known to fight each other using their necks like whips.
Author: Nick Pearson.