A Touching Story

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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, 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 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 could not 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 him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn’t the same  elephant.

I know this one has been around many times, but every time I read it I laugh and for those who have never seen it before, you know you laughed.  TMTMTL@RollinSD.com

John is a badass motha fucka

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