06/12/2014 12:09 EDT | Updated 06/13/2014 02:59 EDT

Man Stops Charging Elephant With His Bare Hands (VIDEO)

Incredible footage has emerged of a tourist stopping a charging elephant using just his outstretched hands.

According to the video's description on Live Leak, the incident takes place in Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand.

It's unclear what prompted the elephant to charge at the tourist standing just a couple feet away. There is a moment however when the tourist looks at the videographer and then raises his left arm in the air.

Shortly after, the elephant charges.

While most people would step out of the way, the tourist instead raises his hands, stopping the animal in its tracks before it turns around and runs away.

The tourist on the other hand, takes the opportunity to snap a few photos and then turns around to smile for the camera.

It's unclear if the cameras prompted the elephant to charge but either way, much like elephants, we're sure this is a memory this tourist won't ever forget.

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