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An Interesting Story. . . What A Coincidence

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Just_An_SID, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    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 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 teen aged 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 ass against the railing, killing him instantly.

    Probably wasn't the same elephant.
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That's outstanding. I'll be laughing until Sunday.
  3. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

  4. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Is this actually true? Horrible for the man if it is, well written if it isn't.
  5. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Horrible, but yeah me too.
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That can't be true.
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

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  8. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Well I don't think it's true either, but there are plenty of people in the world dumb enough to do this.
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    The story-telling is great. The entire time, I'm thinking, "No way ... it's the same elephant? How does the elephant remember (I know; they never forget)?" Then, BAM -- not you, King -- the dude's dead. And the wording is great.

    It has to be made up. It's a joke.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It's true. That was me. Hurt like hell.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Sorry, Ace. Now I feel bad.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    No problem. Should have put an antibiotic on the paw in the first place.
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