Just like the Hobbits in Lord Of The Rings, many tourists are dumb struck when they first see an Elephant coming down the street at them.
Unlike the War Oliphants of Lord Of The Rings though, these are the friendly tourist attraction type so common in the touristic areas of Bangkok.
Still being common does not stop them from being a surprise when you walk out of your favourite bar smack into the side of an Elephant.
Look carefully and you can see the legaly required night time reflectors and flashing tail light :)
Elephant in Soi Cowboy Photo