Pliny on Elephants
"Africa produces elephants . . . But it is India that produces the largest, as well as the dragon, which is perpetually at war with the elephant, and is itself of so enormous a size, as easily to envelope the elephants with its folds, and encircle them in its coils. The contest is equally fatal to both; the
elephant, vanquished, falls to the earth, and by its weight, crushes the dragon which is entwined around it."
- Pliny the Elder. The Natural History, Chapter 11, p. 2260.