Robert Pattinson was nearly crushed on the set of his new movie “Water for Elephants,” which also stars Reese Witherspoon.

Rosie the elephant got her signals confused, and instead of stepping forward, she sat down and rolled over with Pattinson on her back.

The mix-up could have resulted in a Pattinson pancake, but the quick-thinking actor just slid off the four-ton elephant’s back and landed in the mud, much to the amusement of the cast and crew.