Elephants charge at Senator Jeff Flake

A herd of elephants charged at Arizona Senator Jeff Flake's convoy in Mozambique.

Elephants charge at Senator Jeff Flake

A herd of elephants charged at US Senator Jeff Flake's convoy in Mozambique.

The 53-year-old politician - who is a Republican - was on a conservation mission at Gorongosa National Park to learn about wildlife trafficking and animal poaching.

His group were observing the world's largest land mammals as they lumbered through the wild shrubbery when all of a sudden there was a thunderous "trumpeting sound".

The senator posted a video on his Twitter account showing the elephants suddenly charging at the vehicle and can be hears saying: "It's a real charge guys. These elephants have no respect for a fellow Republican. No respect I tell ya!"

The mascot of the Republican Party is an elephant.

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