This is one brave elephant.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has shared footage of an elephant charging at his jeep while the Terminator star was on safari in South Africa.

In the clip, the animal appears to walk away from the vehicle, but then changes its mind and comes running at the car, leading Schwarzenegger to shout “he’s going to charge!” (A quote that will no doubt stand alongside “Get to the chopper!” in the Arnie quote lexicon.)

In a post accompanying the video, Arnie shared his admiration for the animal, and called for an end to hunting.

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

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