Video: runaway elephant charges through Irish town
After Fenton comes 'Ele-fenton', who ran away from the circus in sleepy Irish town of Blackpool
A CIRCUS elephant called Baby went on the run in an Irish town centre this week, and had shoppers and coffee lovers running for cover.
The 2.5-tonne beast, already dubbed Ele-Fenton, after the runaway dog that proved a huge hit on YouTube last year, somehow managed to wander off after a parade of circus animals through the town of Blackpool in Cork on Tuesday.
The 40-year-old pachyderm appeared outside a branch of Costa Coffee and then shrugged off her handlers as she ran through a car park, across a road and into the town centre.
The episode was captured on film by a nearby office worker and the footage has since been posted on YouTube.