‘Scary’ moment as elephants charge ‘Naked and Afraid’ cast and crew

Contestants Nicole and Diogo got more than just a view of elephants on Naked and Afraid, Sunday, when a herd of them decided to cut right through their camp. Rangers were forced to step in and protect the cast and crew.

Armed rangers not only had to protect everyone in production, they also had to protect themselves. Two rangers found themselves in a scary situation with one angry elephant. The elephant charged at them, destroying the tree they were hiding behind.

“An elephant just passed right by us,” Nicole said. “[They] are, like, really close.”

“He passed by running through the bushes and you can’t hear any noise, Diogo said. “It’s scary.”

While some fans were worried for the survivalists, most were just shocked. One viewer tweeted, “Holy s*** that elephant just charged the contestants and camera crew!” While another wrote, “Well damn, that’s gotta be the closest possible pachyderm encounter I’ve seen on the show.”

Despite the scary encounter, the two contestants managed to make it the full 21 days and complete the challenge.

Video transcript

- Elephant directly across.

KYLIE MAR: Contestants Nicole and Diogo got more than just a view of elephants on "Naked and Afraid" Sunday when a herd of them decided to cut right through their camp.

- We need to go in.

- Go, run.

- Ah.

- Oh.

- We need to run.

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

[ELEPHANT TRUMPETING]

- Hey!

[ELEPHANT TRUMPETING]

KYLIE MAR: Rangers were forced to step in to protect the cast and crew.

- An elephant just passed right by us all like really close.

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

KYLIE MAR: While some fans were worried for the survivalists, most were just shocked. One viewer tweeted, Holy shiz, that elephant just charged the contestants and camera crew. While another wrote, well, damn, that's got to be the closest possible pachyderm encounter I've seen on the show. Despite the scary encounter, the two contestants managed to make it the full 21 days and complete the challenge.

- Woo!

- Woo!

- Yeah.

- Ah.

- Woo-hoo!

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

[WHIRRING]

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