Christian LeBlanc's camera was stolen by an elephant, who used it to take this dramatic 'elfie.'
Let's get this Elfie on Ellen Degeneres! #ElfieOnEllen @theellenshow
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Elephants are among the most intelligent animals, but even they can't resist the allure of humanity's dumbest trend: the selfie. 22-year-old Canadian Christian LeBlanc discovered that while he was traveling in Thailand with his girlfriend. The two encountered this elephant and decided it would be fun to feed it. He bought some bananas and gave them to the animal, but here's the thing about elephants: they eat a lot. As he told ABC News:
“The elephant quickly ate what little bananas I had and become touchy trying to find more food. Next thing I knew it grabbed my GoPro by the mount...My GoPro was set to continuous shooting so when the elephant grabbed my camera, the result was the world's first ever 'Elphie!'"
LeBlanc isn't entirely correct about that. Last year, an elephant named Latabe at a safari park in England snatched a visitor's phone and grabbed this gem:
@terylrothery & Londyn * Latabe the Elephant got hold of an IPhone and he has just taken the first Elephant selfie. pic.twitter.com/NJ1wamzCmD
— David Altenburger (@altybaby) July 18, 2014
Are elfies the new selfies? Yes. All human selfies are now irrelevant. Tell everyone.