An amazing elephant story...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    An Amazing Elephant Story.
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    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.
    were standing.

    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.
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    ~sniffle~ Touching story. ~sniff~ Thanks for sharing it, Quig.
  4. the dog

    the dog Monkey+++

    brain him with a 45-70 govt 500 grain solid...== no village could eat then.
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