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Author Topic: A Sappy Feel Good Animal Story. . . maybe  (Read 1293 times)
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« on: August 31, 2007, 09:40:10 AM »

Got this in my email this morning.  It's good to start the day laughing.  Happy Friday!

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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.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 10:19:11 AM »

MarkR.  Wow.  That was the most interesting event.  I surely thought that it was the elephant he helped too, what a shocking ending, but yes, it made me have a hooting laugh and a hollar.  Have a wonderful day, best of life.  Cindi
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 10:41:03 AM »

hehehehehe i knew something strange was going to happen, since the story didn't contain anything funny.
still a good one, LOL
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2007, 10:51:35 AM »

Mark, you got me!!! I wanted that happy, sappy outcome so badly, you reeled me in then spit me out! Remember, revenge is a dish best served cold. Cheers! grin evil
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2007, 01:56:58 PM »

heh heh heh, I'll be ready for you   grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2007, 02:50:30 PM »

 grin evil cool
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