A touching story

Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by petesusn, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. petesusn

    petesusn Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    San Joaquin Valley, Ca.
    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 elephants 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 teenage 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 this 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.
  2. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Dang!!!! As I was reading with such intensity and thinking this was going to be a tear jerker....BANG...it was shot down, just like that! So very touching! lol
    Bad call on Peters part, huh!

  3. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    I hate when that happens!
  4. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Another elephant joke...
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