THIS is the terrifying moment an elephant attacked a woman in India after she teased it with a banana.
The shocking footage shows the young lady failing to feed the roughly four ton beast before it aggressively storms into her – tusks and all.
The recent video, uploaded to Twitter, captures the moment the woman holds the banana up towards the elephant's mouth before suddenly pulling back.
Perhaps believing the woman was playing games with it, the elephant then moves closer and unbeknown to her readies for the attack.
Then in retaliation for the assumed ruse, the now furious elephant sharply changes its demeanour and slams into the woman with its full-force behind its tusks.
It cuts of screen, but viewers can see the woman hurtled into the air.
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The video was uploaded by an Indian Forest Service Officer, Susanta Nanda, who often shares Asian wildlife content online.
He accompanies the footage with the warning: "You can't fool an elephant even though he is tamed. They are one of the most intelligent animals to be in captivity."
It is not known what happened to the unfortunate lady or how badly injured she is.
Understandably, people were concerned for the woman's wellbeing following the attack.
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One Twitter user responded: "Hope she survived the attack".
Another said: "That's quite appalling. How hard he struck her. Prayers."
"Elephants are the most dangerous things in the Indian jungle…always stay at least 100 metres from them when I see them," a third said.
Another wrote: "Such is the power of the trunk. They are not to be messed with."
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