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Elephant snags man's GoPro camera, takes elephant selfie

Instagram user Christian LeBlanc's

Instagram user Christian LeBlanc's "elphie," or elephant selfie, spread across the Internet after an elephant snagged his GoPro camera in Thailand. Photo Credit: Instagram / Christian LeBlanc

A 22-year-old Canadian man took selfies to the next level after an elephant snagged his camera for a quick photo.

Christian LeBlanc was visiting a Thai island with his girlfriend when they went to feed a few elephants bananas, according to CNN. 

Instead of a ripe banana, the elephant LeBlanc was feeding decided it wanted a bit more and snatched his GoPro out of his hands.

"At first, I was a little cautious of its size," LeBlanc told CNN. "However, a few minutes in, I realized that despite its power, the elephant was relatively gentle. I got comfortable enough that I let my guard down."

"Next thing I knew, it grabbed my GoPro by the mount and I got the selfie of a lifetime, which I can't take full credit for," he said.

The photo spread across Instagram after LeBlanc posted it on his account. LeBlanc's camera had a continuous shooting function on it so the elephant did not have to physically press the button itself, he told ABC News.


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