Arnold Schwarzenegger got charged by an elephant, in real life

Photo: Arnold Schwarzenegger/ Facebook.

Arnold Schwarzenegger may be known for action blockbuster Hollywood movies, but it seems the actor turned politician attracts drama where ever he goes.

While on safari in Africa this week, Schwarzenegger was charged by a wild elephant.

“I couldn’t have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie,” he wrote on Facebook.

Watch it here.

While the car made a quick getaway, leaving both Schwarzenegger and the elephant unscathed, it was a close call for the Terminator.

He took the opportunity to show his support for animal conservation and the need to protect the African elephant — the largest animal walking the Earth, according to the World Wide Fund.

“I’m absolutely in awe of these beautiful, strong animals, even though some of us had to change our pants after this,” he said.

“We need to stop killing them – take a photo, not a shot. Would you rather be able to experience these creatures or a hunk of ivory? I thought so.”

The species is currently listed as “vulnerable” with approximately 470,000 left in the wild.

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