A cheeky elephant drinks from a hot tub at a holiday resort
The cheeky African elephant has subverted the resort's efforts to keep him from emptying their pools

This cheeky elephant was snapped in the act as it sent tourists into a panic when it fancied a drink.

Sun-seekers were left stunned as their hot tub at Etali Safari Lodge in South Africa was taken over by an African elephant, nicknamed in the area as “Troublesome” – due to his cheeky pool-side antics.

The team at the safari lodge say that Troublesome has often turned up to cool off over the past four years.

He created an amazing close encounter for safari lovers, but it was a nightmare for anybody who was looking forward to a dip.

Originally, the owner of the lodge thought they had a leaking pool, but as Troublesome”s visits became more obvious, they realised the true cause.

Most elephants are able to drink up to 200 litres of water – so it”s a good job they kept him away from the swimming pool.