Elephant Ensnares U.S. World Cup Team in Traffic

This traffic jam had animal magnetism.

The U.S. team bus containing about 10 players going to an open-air market at the entrance to the team hotel got stuck in a traffic jam Friday caused by an elephant, spokesman Michael Kammarman said.

The congestion occurred outside the Bakubung Bush Lodge in Rustenberg. Players timed the trip to get back to the hotel in time for the start of the World Cup opener between South Africa and Mexico.

Signs outside the hotel warn: "ELEPHANTS COME CLOSE TO OUR FENCE KEEP A DISTANCE OF 30 METERS AND PLEASE BE QUIET" and "BABOONS ARE DANGEROUS - PLEASE KEEP CLEAR OF THEM AND DO NOT FEED THEM."

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