How do elephants attack?

A proper charge from an African elephant is generally silent with its trunk tucked away under its forelegs, and its ears flat against its head. If the target is a human it will generally knock its foe over and then tusk, head-but or knee the victim to death. Warning charges, (often incorrectly termed "mock" charges) are normally accompanied by vocalisation, much ear flapping, and trunk waving. The elephant pulls up short of its target, generally creating much dust. It is certainly intimidating behaviour. Peter Winhall ( fgasa registered guide)