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Old 08-04-2007, 10:05 AM
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The Elephant - A Love Story

> Subject: The Elephant - A Love Story
>
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> > I usually don't like sappy " feel good" stories, but this one's
> > pretty good...
> >
> >
> >
> > 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's 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' s legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him
> instantly.
> >
> >
> Probably wasn't the same elephant

John C
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> > Subject: The Elephant - A Love Story
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> > I usually don't like sappy " feel good" stories, but this one's
> > pretty good...
:eek: :( :o :confused:
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I love it when people try to engage and make friends with wild animals and they get eaten or mauled , some folks just don't get it !!

I'm a firm believer that if you don't know the animal WELL don't trust it , I have seen the sweetest family dog attack a child that assummed that the dog was friendly to everybody but it had never been around a child !!
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I love it when people try to engage and make friends with wild animals and they get eaten or mauled , some folks just don't get it !!

I'm a firm believer that if you don't know the animal WELL don't trust it , I have seen the sweetest family dog attack a child that assummed that the dog was friendly to everybody but it had never been around a child !!
:eek: :( :o :confused:
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