Abuja - A giraffe and a mountain biker played a dangerous game of cat and mouse that left an expensive bicycle tattered in a nature reserve in South Africa.
Louis-John Rex and a friend was riding in the beautiful Groenkloof Nature Reserve outside the South African capital Pretoria when they were confronted by the majestic animal, Volksblad reports.
“We were going up a steep hill when the animal appeared before us,” Rex said.
“I waited for him to move on, but it kept on coming towards us. I had to get off my bike – there was no time to ride away.”
The giraffe then stamped on Rex’s R30 000 (N475 647) bicycle before standing on its destroyed remains.
“When I tried to get my bike back, the giraffe turned around and started chasing me – around the bush. He was obviously annoyed,” Rex explained.
Rex then had to walk his broken bicycle 3km back to his car.
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