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Old 08-16-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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I don't usually like these heartwarming stories, but this one is truly

interesting...

In 1986, Mkele Mbembe 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 Mbembe approached it very carefully. He

got down on one knee and inspected the elephant'* foot and found a large

piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he

could, Mbembe 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. Mbembe stood frozen,

thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted

loudly turned, and walked away.

Mbembe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day. Twenty years

later, Mbembe 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 Mbembe and his son Tapu were standing. The large

bull elephant stared at Mbembe, 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, Mbembe couldn't help wondering if this

was the same elephant. Mbembe 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 Mbembe'*

legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.




Probably wasn't the same elephant....
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LOL! totally didnt see that coming!
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repost a year ago


http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...light=elephant


still.... it'* damn funny.
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That'* funny right there.
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