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elephant story
« on: September 22, 2007, 03:06:10 AM »

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In 1986, Mikele Mebembe 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 Mikele 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, Mikele 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. Mikele stood frozen, thinking of nothing else bu t being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.. Mikele never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Mikele 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 Mikele and his son Tapu were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mikele, 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, Mikele couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. Mikele 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 Mikele's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly. Probably wasn't the same elephant.

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Re: elephant story
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2007, 06:19:31 AM »
ROFL.
Heck is where people go when they don't believe in Gosh.

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Re: elephant story
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2007, 05:40:54 PM »
Lol..............thats great........made my morning............. ;D
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Re: elephant story
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2007, 06:56:58 PM »
I can see this as being a joke, but it didn't make me laugh. 
I didn't take it as possibly being a true story, more like what my Dad used to call a "shaggy dog story".
Hey, it's just me, Suzi


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Re: elephant story
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2007, 11:06:59 PM »
Actually this is a true story I looked on snopes.com

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Re: elephant story
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2007, 11:25:29 PM »
Then I am glad I didn't laugh.  I actually focused on the man's son standing there and watching this.  The man was more than stupid to go in there, but just the same.  Man I wish it was a joke and not true.
Hey, it's just me, Suzi


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Re: elephant story
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2007, 08:22:12 PM »
That's really true? Wow.
Heck is where people go when they don't believe in Gosh.

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Re: elephant story
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007, 11:49:57 PM »
IT IS NOT A TRUE STORY. WOW SOME PEOPLE ARE SO GULLIBLE.
http://www.snopes.com/critters/malice/elephant.asp

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Re: elephant story
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2007, 03:34:49 AM »
cricket, shame on you!
Heck is where people go when they don't believe in Gosh.