Elephant ignores checkpoint, makes a run for it at China-Laos border

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This wild elephant isn't very concerned with border checkpoints. (KABC)

This wild elephant isn't very concerned with border checkpoints.

Cameras caught the elephant at the border checkpoint between China and Laos.

The elephant carefully stepped over the roadblocks to enter Laos, but his trip abroad didn't last long.

Two hours later, the elephant casually crosses the checkpoint in the opposite direction.

Local border patrol officers say the elephants often go looking for food in neighboring areas during the cold winter months.

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