You don’t want to mess with animals, anyone with a heart can say that.

In my younger days, I worked for a small sports arena that would host a touring circus once a year. One day, I had to go around to the back of the arena where they kept the show animals caged up and my mind just raced with thoughts of the awful things those animals must go through.

A couple of weeks later, I read in the news that either the tour had been postponed or canceled due to the fact that the guy that handled the elephants went to unlock the cage for something and the elephant must have remembered a time where he got hit a little too hard. The guy got trampled.

Video out of India shows a villager repeatedly beating an elephant. Unfortunately for the pachyderm’s attacker, this beast turned around and made him regret it.

The incident happened Monday in the town of Karanjia, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.

Before the attack, the elephant was allegedly browsing through farmers’ crops.

Soon, however, villagers began to filter into the field as men started to confront the massive beast. While most were content to shout at the elephant in an apparent attempt to scare it, one man took it to the next level.

Armed solely with a stick, he ran up behind the pachyderm and whacked it so hard that it created a dust cloud.

The elephant turned on a dime and began to charge its attacker.

By this point, the man was in full retreat. His fellow villages shouted warnings as the elephant chased after him.

Thankfully, it seems like both humans and elephant walked away from this encounter unharmed. While the elephant may have been persuaded to stay away from human crops, it looks like his attacker learned a lesson as well.

Watch the video below.

These villagers wouldn’t be the first to find out what happens when you come face-to-face with an elephant.

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