Well this time I was in Kerala wandering around a hillside with another girl and a 'guide'. I was so busy looking downwards for snakes, that I failed to see at first these most magnificent beasts.
Unfortunately I resumed my search for snakes so intently I didn't notice that the mother elephant was heading towards us at speed. We had strolled too close to her baby. The guide became very unhappy about her presence, and shouted 'run'. We ran as fast as we could down a steep embankment - the three of us splitting up in an effort to confuse the elephant - luckily she didn't chase us!