02/06/2016 10:13 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:53 PM AEST

Arnold Schwarzenegger Meets Elephant, Needs To Change Trousers

Elephant vs. Terminator.


Well, well. Something has finally managed to spook tough guy Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The former Governor of California, 'Terminator' star and action hero finally met his match when he was charged by an elephant while on safari in South Africa this week.

The entire incident was captured on video, which Schwarzenegger then posted to YouTube and his Facebook page.

Despite Schwarzenegger appearing cool as a cucumber in the footage, the 68-year-old joked the encounter caused him and other safari members to have to change their pants.

It also appears the experience made quite an effect on the actor, who condemned the practice of shooting animals on safari hunting trips.

(Interestingly, this comes after the recent discovery Australian MP Robert Borsakshot, killed and then ate part of an elephant on a trip to Zimbabwe a decade ago.)

"I couldn't have written this safari encounter better if it was a movie," Schwarzenegger wrote.

"I'm absolutely in awe of these beautiful, strong animals, even though some of us had to change our pants after this. We need to stop killing them -- take a photo, not a shot. Would you rather be able to experience these creatures or a hunk of ivory? I thought so."