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Wild elephant steps over border between China and Laos

A wild elephant has surprised Chinese border guards after carefully stepping over roadblocks to enter Laos.

The incident happened just after 4.30am on Saturday, with the elephant captured on CCTV casually strolling between the two countries, returning into China less than two hours later.

Border patrol officers told Chinese state media elephants are often seen looking for food in the area during cold winter months.