Very heart warming! A must read!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by don3778, May 17, 2008.

  1. don3778

    don3778 New Member

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    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 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, Peter 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 curio us loo k 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 couldn't 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 his stupid self against the railing, killing him instantly.


    Probably wasn't the same elephant.



    expect the unexpected!
    don3778
     
  2. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    wow didnt see that coming hahaha:smile2:
     

  3. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    LOL LOL LOL:smile2::smile2::smile2: great story
     
  4. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    LOL, good one !!

    -Jim-
     
  5. seacatfish

    seacatfish New Member

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    Heh Heh Brought a tear to my eye.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Expect the unexpected. The answer caught me by total surprise. Good one Don.
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    That ending took me totally by suprise as well. It may have been the same critter,Getting back at him for letting him trust a human the first time,I hear elephants have a great memory:wink:. Just goes to show ya all wild animals are truly wild allways,Never trust them ever.