India, March 21 -- In a heart-stopping moment, an elephant was seen pushing a vehicle filled with tourists with its head. The gentle giant almost manages to topple the car. Thankfully, the vehicle narrowly avoids the catastrophe after it backs away from the tusker.

Instagram user Mike Holston shared the video. "Heading to South Africa today. Any recommendations for animal sanctuaries or orphanages that need some assistance on conservation efforts or educational pushes for social media? I'm also looking for a giant African rock python," he wrote.

The video opens to show a vehicle standing on the side of a road with a huge elephant in front. Within moments, the animal charges at the vehicle and tries to topple it. People inside the vehicl...