A teenager survived what could have been a fatal moment when he tried to climb up an elephant’s trunk, only to be furiously responded by the animal.
According to reports, the boy is said to have been trying to recreate a scene from Indian blockbuster Baahubali where the hero in the film runs up an elephant’s trunk onto its back.
Before attempting the stunt, his friends can be seen luring the elephant, which was chained up, with some leaves.
But as the boy grabs hold of his trunk he is thrown through the air and knocked unconscious on the forest floor. One local said: ‘The elephant was not amused by the idea and flung the boy in the air like a ball.
‘The boy was found lying unconscious some distance away by his friends who were filming his misadventure on their cell-phone cameras.