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Default 09-08-2013, 02:27 PM

A young man was on holiday in Kenya after graduating
from college. While he was walking through the bush,
he came across a young bull elephant standing with
one leg raised in the air.

The elephant seemed distressed so the man approached
it very carefully. He got down on one knee and
inspected the elephant's foot. There was a large
thorn deeply embedded in the bottom of the foot.

As carefully and as gently as he could he worked the
thorn 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 stern look
on its face, stared at him. For a good ten minutes
the man stood frozen -- thinking of nothing else but
being trampled.

Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and
walked away.

The man never forgot that elephant or the events of
that day. Twenty years later the man was walking
through the zoo with his teenaged son. As they
approached the elephant enclosure, one of the
creatures turned and walked over to where they were
standing at the rail. The large bull elephant stared
at him and lifted it's front foot off the ground,
then put it down. The elephant did that several
times, all the while staring at the man. The man
couldn't help wondering if this was the same
elephant.

After a while it trumpeted loudly; then it continued
to stare at him.

The man 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.

Suddenly the elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its
trunk around one of the man's legs and swung him
wildly back and forth along the railing, killing
him.

...

Probably wasn't the same elephant.


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