A feel good animal story. . . maybe

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MarkR, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. MarkR

    MarkR Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Ivy, Virginia
    These things are always good early in the morning. . . [​IMG]


    In 1986, Mike Membre 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 its left front foot raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Membre 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, Membre 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. Membre stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Membre never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

    Twenty years later, Membre 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 Membre and his son were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Membre, lifted its left front foot off the ground, and 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, Membre couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant.

    Membre 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 Membre's legs and raised him high into the air and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

    It probably wasn't the same elephant.
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    lol i cant git the picture out my head of someone climbing in an elphant encloser and not gitting killed stubid guy
  3. nccatnip

    nccatnip Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    Piedmont area NC
    You had me. That was surely a copy/paste/forward.
  4. MarkR

    MarkR Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Ivy, Virginia
    Quote:Yep, came in my email this morning. Happy Friday!
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Oh my goodness. I was hoping for a happy story...sucks for the guy and the elephant in the zoo... [​IMG] Of course the guy was a bit of a dumb butt...wasn't he...
  6. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Well that sucked [​IMG]

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