Thursday, August 9, 2007

ZenTiger Elephants never forget

While on holiday in Kenya and walking through the bush a man came across
an elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed
distressed so the man approached very carefully.

He got down on one knee and inspected the bottom of the elephant's foot
only to find a large thorn deeply embedded. As carefully and as gently
as he could he removed the thorn and the elephant gingerly put its foot
down. 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 turned and walked away and
for years after the man often remembered and pondered the events of that

One day the man was walking through the zoo with his son. As they
approached the elephant enclosure, one of the elephants turned and
walked over to where they were standing at the rail. It stared at him
and the man couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant.

The man tentatively climbed over the railing and made his way into the
enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in

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

Probably not the same elephant then.

2 comment(s):

KG said...

Love it! A great heffalump joke.

MathewK said...

This elephant must have been thinking, when staring at the fellow, you must have some balls to waffle in here and eyeball me like that.

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