In case the idea of an elephant being afraid of a mouse seems farfetched, we present evidence from Kruger National Park in South Africa that seems to suggest it isn't as implausible as one might think:
A tiny creature actually did frighten an elephant.
In this case, the tiny creature wasn't a mouse but an adorable baby buffalo, and while it is certainly bigger than a mouse, you get the idea.
Tourists on safari in Kruger National Park captured hysterical footage of the baby buffalo putting a mighty scare into an elephant:
Andrew and Candice Cohen captured the moment and posted it on Kruger Sightings, as they said in the video they would.
The incident occurred late in the afternoon about 3 miles from Mopani camp near a reservoir.
"We saw a buffalo cow walking out from behind the bush towards the waterhole, and in tow was her brand-new little calf following diligently behind her," Andrew told Kruger Sightings.
"We then noticed the ellie coming from the left-hand side towards the mom and baby buffalo. It seemed as if he wanted to interact with them both, but this baby wasn't having any of it! As soon as the young buffalo caught glimpse of the elephant, he charged towards him and had the ellie pedaling backward and trumpeting."
The tourists initially feared for the baby buffalo's life, thinking it might get crushed by the elephant.
"But as it all unfolded, our emotions turned to laughter because of the fact that the elephant just wanted to get away from this little guy," Andrew said.
"The sighting ended when the elephant ran away into the bush, and the cow and calf also went their separate way.
"This must be the best sighting I have ever had in my life. You don't get to see things like this often at all. It was an amazing highlight as we couldn't stop talking about it for the rest of the holiday."