Citizens of the small Dutch town of Noordwijkerhout had a strange shock today when their little town market received a very unexpected visitor. Named Buba, the huge pachyderm had apparently just earlier strolled out of her circus in a nearby field and decided to do a little shopping.
In a video captured by a surprised shopper, the elephant is seen quite literally checking out the stalls, trunk a-waving and apparently not very interested in the wares as such.
In a short while her trainer came along and upon hearing her name, Buba apparently calmly followed him back to the circus.
Circus Freiwald spokesman Gerard Guiking told the Ad.nl the 40-year-old elephant does not like to stay within her fences, but is "super sweet".
"She really is like a dog who goes sometimes to walk." he said.