An Incredible Story - Elephants never forget.

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An Incredible Story - Elephants never forget.

Postby Gelert » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:06 pm

I received this story by e-mail from a dear friend of mine today, and after I read it and dug out the optrex to soothe whatever it was that made my eyes tear up, must have been the onions at lunch, I thought some of us here might appreciate it if I shared it with them.


In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya 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 Peter approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee, inspected the elephant's foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his 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. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Peter 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 Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, 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, Peter could not help wondering if his was the same elephant. Peter 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 Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.

This is for all of my friends who send me those heart-warming animal bullshit stories.
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Postby Konstantin » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:08 pm

Gelert, stop it.
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Postby Jonathan » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:51 pm

Haha! :lol:
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Postby the crazyest vegan » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:43 pm

LOL i found that quite funny :D
nice one 8)
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Postby XkillerX » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:01 pm

:shock: :) :D :o :lol: :P :wink:
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Postby :x: » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:37 pm

wonderful! absolutely wonderful! :lol:
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Postby xzebrasx » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:15 pm

What's wrong with heart-warming animal bullshit stories?
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Postby Clem Snide » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:28 pm

Just read this, made me go all gooey. :cry:
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Postby israel » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:46 pm

if gooey is emotianal then me to -

and also :

[quote]What's wrong with heart-warming animal bullshit stories?

i like those storys - never the less it was very very funny :lol: :lol: :lol:


but ill still get emotianal on those storys
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Postby jakob » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:08 pm

hervorragend! really laughed out loud ;)
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Postby chloe » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:23 pm

[quote="xzebrasx"]What's wrong with heart-warming animal bullshit stories?

i agree, but i also laughed out loud and like the gesture to the friends!!
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Postby Clem Snide » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:03 pm

[quote="xzebrasx"]What's wrong with heart-warming animal bullshit stories?

Question answered.
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