An Elephants Memory...

Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by glocknut, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Incredible story about an elephant's memory

    UPI July 3, 2006

    A young man was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
    college. While he was walking through the bush, he came across a
    young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air.

    The elephant seemed distressed so the man approached it very
    carefully. He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's
    foot. There was a large thorn deeply embedded in the bottom of the

    As carefully and as gently as he could he worked the thorn
    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
    stern look on its face, stared at him. For a good ten minutes the man
    stood frozen -- thinking of nothing else but being trampled.

    Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked

    The man never forgot that elephant or the events of that
    day. Twenty years later the man was walking through the zoo with
    his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of
    the creatures turned and walked over to where they are standing at
    the rail. The large bull elephant stared at him and lifted it's
    front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that
    several times, all the while staring at the man. The man couldn't
    help wondering if this was the same elephant.

    After a while it trumpeted loudly; then it continued to stare
    at him.

    The man 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.

    Suddenly the elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk
    around one of the man's legs and swung him wildly back and forth
    along the railing, killing him.

    Probably wasn't the same elephant.

  2. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    I like a happy ending. :eek:
  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Now, THAT'S BAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :rolleyes:
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