20/09/2012 08:34 BST | Updated 20/09/2012 11:03 BST

Don't Stand Too Close To The Elephant At The Zoo (VIDEO)

And now, ladies and gentlemen, please allow this short video taken at Berlin Zoo to act as a stern warning about why you shouldn't get too close to the elephant enclosure.

You know the old saying? "Back away from the Nellie. Or get covered in smelly." (You've not heard that before? Really? We say it all the time in our house.)

We feel so sorry for that man. After all, it could be any one of us. Mind you, we feel even sorrier for whoever had to sit next to him on the journey home.

And congratulations, Nellie the German elephant - you now enter our ranks of Animals That Can Kick Your Ass: