Step aside Steven Spielberg, here's a real-life animal-versus-car that did not require CGI nor a multi-million dollar production budget. As some vacationers on safari in South Africa recently learned, an upset 13-foot tall giraffe can be just as terrifying as the Tyrannosaurus Rex that chased down Jeff Goldblum and a Jeep Wrangler in the 1993 blockbuster film Jurassic Park.

According to reports, the safari group was photographing a wild giraffe, when for some reason, the animal began to chase the open-top vehicle at speeds upwards of 30 miles per hour. At one point, the giraffe even sideswipes the truck, knocking off the side mirror before the driver was finally able to escape the animal's pursuit. All that's missing is a little John Williams music bed.

Scroll down to watch two news reports showing the dramatic chase, an incident we're sure the safari-goers will remember for years to come.




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      ragtopdodge
      • 2 Years Ago
      Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Never knew they could run that fast. If they were on foot, man, it's over.
        Gorgenapper
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KAG
        A fatass hippo can run faster than a human. It's not surprising that a giraffe with its much longer legs can outpace a jeep.
          Velocity105
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Gorgenapper
          Giraffes top speed is only 37 mph. What kind of moron in a jeep probably capable of 60-80 mph can't outrun a giraffe?
        Velocity105
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KAG
        Just hide behind a tree. They can't get to you if you keep the tree between them and you.
      Ryan Schneider
      • 2 Years Ago
      Clever girl......
      Dale Launer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jeep can't do 40? Use the pedal on the right buddy!
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wouldn\'t want to be involved in a rollover in that vehicle.
      jpcar
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must go faster.
      artso06
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Hormonal Imbalance"? What PC crap is that...I'd be pissed to if some one drove a jeep through my living room.
      onbraveold
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good for the long necked guy.
      Arden
      • 2 Years Ago
      What? Something is wrong because a wild animal doesn't want to be bothered? People!
      summerywarm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh, please -- it was PLAYING!!! No typical signs of aggression were displayed! If it were of a mind, this giraffe could have demonstrated what damage a giraffe that feels threatened can do.... Hormonal imbalance??? Good grief, such a ludicrous misdiagnosis should see someone's head bowed in shame.... Jiminy Crickets, already!
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Mark
        • 2 Years Ago
        Did you not hear how heavy that thing is? It's more than capable of ramming you to death.
        waetherman
        • 2 Years Ago
        Ossicones - google it. Then google "giraffes fighting" and you'll see the kind of damage they can do.
      Patricia,,,,,
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yea for the Giraffe....The stupid humans...The giraffe's don't want these idiots in their back yard...
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