In this image taken from amateur video, showing zoo keepers trying to guide an elephant away from a coffee shop and to stop it rampaging through the streets of Dublin, Ireland, on Tuesday March 27, 2012. (AP Photo)
DUBLIN (AP) — An elephant called Baby did not want a bath.
Instead, the 40-year-old pachyderm bolted from a circus in southern Ireland on Tuesday, causing some alarm to customers in a coffee shop where keepers caught up with the runaway.
No one was injured, but a video shot from a nearby office showed that the keepers had trouble keeping up with Baby as he headed away from the coffee shop in Blackpool in County Cork.
Egle Vilmaite, manager of the Costa Coffee shop, told Ireland's RTE News: "He was running around on his own and then you could see the guys from the circus running around, and the elephant wasn't happy," .
Vilmaite said that "Everything took probably three to five minutes, you know, but it was really intense."
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