It’s a trunk road! Elephant brings traffic to a standstill after taking a stroll in Thailand

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The huge elephant would often veer off to eat some of the lush vegetation at the roadside without any worries for the tourists in their cars nearby.

Photographer Chalit Saphaphak, 30, of Suphanburi, Thailand, said: ‘The elephant was on his own. He was on the road and holding up traffic for an hour.

‘During this time nobody dared to get him to move off the road. The tourists just let him do what he wanted and go by himself.

Rush hour: The male Asian elephant held up vehicles for around an hour as he made his way along the long road in Khao Yai National Park, in Thailand

Roadblock: The bull was making his way towards food and would have been taught the route by his mother when he was a calf

Pit stop: The huge elephant would often veer off to eat some of the lush vegetation at the road side without any worries for the tourists in their cars nearby

Pit stop: The huge elephant would often veer off to eat some of the lush vegetation at the roadside without any worries for the tourists in their cars nearby

I know the way, thanks: Hungry elephants are known to walk on the National Park's road as - even before the tarmac was laid - the route was a popular one for finding food

I know the way, thanks: Hungry elephants are known to walk on the National Park’s road as – even before the tarmac was laid – the route was a popular one for finding food

‘The elephant didn’t react to the car or anyone in it. But for other elephants, it does depend on the situation.

‘If a tourist hurts them, they are scared or feel threatened an elephant can and will step on the car.’

Hungry elephants are known to walk on the National Park’s road as – even before the tarmac was laid – the route was a popular one for finding food.

Just let me squeeze by there: The huge animal brought traffic to a standstill as he continued on his adventure

Just let me squeeze by there: The huge animal brought traffic to a standstill as he continued on his adventure

What a commute: Drivers and their passengers look on in astonishment as the mall bull strides past

What a commute: Drivers and their passengers look on in astonishment as the mall bull strides past

Chalit continued: ‘Elephants in Khao Yai National Park travel by road, frequently in the winter and sometimes in the rain.’

‘Tourists always get scared when they see an elephant on the road but they understand that it can happen as they are in a national park.

‘Some people feel that they are lucky to see something like this because not many people can see elephants like this in the national park.’

By: people.cn

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