Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Mar 4, 2008.
An Amazing Elephant Story.
In 1986, Dan Harrison (see picture above)
was on holiday inKenya after graduating
from Northwestern University.
On a hike through the bush, he came across
a young bull elephant standing with one leg
raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed,
so Dan approached it very carefully.
He got down on one knee and inspected the
elephant's foot and found a large piece of wood
deeply embedded in it.
As carefully and as gently as he could, Dan worked
the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the
elephant gingerly put down its foot.
The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather
curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments.
Dan stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled.
Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.
Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.
Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo
with his teenaged son.
As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures
turned and walked over to near where Dan and his son Dan Jr.
The large bull elephant stared at Dan, lifted its front foot
off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several
times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.
Remembering the encounter in 1986, Dan couldn't help
wondering if this was the same elephant.
Dan summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and
made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the
elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted
again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan's legs and slammed
him against the railing, killing him instantly .
Probably wasn't the same elephant.
~sniffle~ Touching story. ~sniff~ Thanks for sharing it, Quig.
brain him with a 45-70 govt 500 grain solid...== no problem......lol...the village could eat then.
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