A group of tourists got more than they bargained for at a South African game park recently when a large giraffe began to chase them in their jeep.
Video of the dramatic pursuit, which went viral this week, shows the passengers' frantic expressions as they flee from the galloping animal.
Passenger Henk Roos, who filmed the incident and uploaded it to YouTube, said the group had been touring the park after attending a wedding.
"After about 5km of being chased I started recording the chase on my phone," he said in a post underneath the video.
"You can see how he gets closer and closer after every turn. We started to run out of road and the ranger banged on the side of the jeep to scare him off. We started to make a noise and he stopped."
Fortunately the giraffe eventually lost interest in the group and can be seen trailing off toward the end of the video.
"Just in time as we had to make a 4 point turn to continue on the road!" Mr Roos wrote.
Source: Henk Roos