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EXTRACT FROM THE FOLLOWING THIRD PARTY SOURCE: Latest Sightings

This is the moment a black rhino ran right towards a couple busy taking photographs. The footage shows just how fast and unpredictable animals can be and we should always be ready for anything when watching these magnificent animals.

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Farm manager, Andrew, and assistant lodge manager, Sam, captured the charge while driving back from a cheetah sighting in a park in South Africa.

Andrew, 28, said this was an extremely rare sighting for them.

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Sam told Latest Sightings: “On the 11 of June 2016, Andrew and I were driving to go and see some cheetah which had been spotted from the lodge, we waited until all the guests had gone to their rooms and we were on lunch break. We went to the cheetah and on the way back we saw a great rock which was out of place (at this point I should mention I forgot my glasses at home so was not quite as blind as a bat), I pointed this rock out to Andrew who laughed and told me it wasn’t a rock, but a black rhino. We stopped and as we stopped, the breaks squeaked. This immediately aroused the rhino’s curiosity.”

 

 

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Sam said that they were both very excited. “I don’t spend much time out in the field anymore so it was very special seeing this beautiful creature.”

 

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At the end, one can see the video abruptly ending with the camera falling on the bonnet.

Sam said: “I dropped my phone which I was recording on because Andrew jumped onto my lap… The rhino stopped its charge and turned around about 20cm from the car door. We both got the giggles and left the rhino to be grumpy by himself. We then watched the video of him coming for us a few times over giggling like little school-girls.”

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