Sydney, Oct 15: A three-year-old Indian elephant, a special guest at a beach-side wedding of an Australian couple in Thailand, got too chummy with a bridesmaid and wrapped its mouth around her head.
The young elephant didn’t hurt the woman but just licked her face and breathed down her throat, the news.com.au reported Tuesday.
“She wasn’t injured. It just licked her face and breathed down her throat. She just got this horrible elephant breath in her lungs,” award-winning cinematographer Abraham Joffe, who was shooting the wedding, was quoted as saying.
“Everyone was laughing. She was a bit shaken up,” he added.
Joffe said the bridesmaid was a “little bit embarrassed but they were all pretty laid back, being Aussies”.
The elephant was brought in after cocktail hour was over, meaning the bridesmaid didn’t need to redo her hair or makeup.
Joffe said that in Thailand it is considered good luck for an elephant to raise its trunk at special occasions such as weddings.