05-20-2012, 12:48 PM
Commando Style Rider
Join Date: Feb 2012
What an amazing story!!
Do Elephants Remember? Story in Kenya
In 1972, Joe Miller was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
Tulsa Junior College .
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 Joe approached it very carefully. He got down on one
knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood
deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Joe
worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly
put down its foot.
The elephant turned to Joe, and with a rather curious look on its
face, stared at him for several tense moments. Joe stood frozen,
thinking of nothing else but being trampled.
Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Joe
never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.
Thirty years later, Joe was walking through the Tulsa Zoo with his
family. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the
creatures turned and walked over to near where Joe and his family were
standing. The large bull elephant stared at Joe, 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 1972, Joe could not help wondering if
this was the same elephant... Joe 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 Joe's
legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
Probably wasn't the same elephant.
I'm normal, I swear