Arnold Schwarzenegger may not be known to flee in the face of danger, but in the case of a charging elephant, the action star admitted: "some of us had to change our pants."
"The Terminator" actor was enjoying an African safari when video captured his group's truck suddenly having to outrun the powerful animal.
The incredible close encounter initially started with the elephant tapping its tusk on the truck's hood. When the curious animal began to back up, a woman asked: "Is he backing up because of the engine?"
"No, he's going to charge us," Schwarzenegger replied, seemingly playful.
Once the elephant had circled the vehicle, however, the animal suddenly gave chase.
We hear a voice frantically shout, "Go, go, go, go!" as the vehicle speeds away with the elephant following close behind.
As of Thursday, the one-minute video, posted to Facebook Tuesday, has been viewed more than 2.2 million times.
"I couldn't have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie," Schwarzenegger wrote with its posting. "I'm absolutely in awe of these beautiful, strong animals, even though some of us had to change our pants after this. We need to stop killing them -- take a photo, not a shot. Would you rather be able to experience these creatures or a hunk of ivory? I thought so."
The Hollywood actor was in South Africa to promote health and fitness trade expo Arnold Classic Africa, which took place over the weekend.