Monday, November 16, 2009

Have you ever seen something that touched your heart like this does?

In 1986, Mkele Mbembe 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 Mbembe 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, Mbembe 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.

Mbembe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.

Mbembe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Mbemb 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 Mbembe and his son Tapu were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe, 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, Mbembe couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. Mbembe 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 Mbembe's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant

Have you ever seen something that touched your heart like this does?
This is why I believe all animals in captivity should be given tranquilizers.

Except for cows/bulls of course ;)
Reply:Dude.......that was just WRONG!!!
Reply:Stuff happens when you mix knives and elephants!

Reply:I almost got my hope up for you till I read the end. lol
Reply:im not sure how you want me to take this, its sad!
Reply:Haha, I've heard it's hilarious!
Reply:Oh how sad was that! I almost cried at the punch line. Now then what's the cowbell bit my friend. I tend to associate cowbells with music. I mean real Music I mean ROCK music.

Gimme some rock babe.
Reply:Sad isn't it? I heard there somewhere else recently, but it is a very unusual story.
Reply:ROFLMAO no I havent
Reply:Isn't this the tragic reality of our lives this day doing thing based on what we think we know.Please don't cause me to search the matter or seek the truth but if someone would simply interpret that will suffice.Like the man who thought because the young lady was overly friendly she had intent.The lack of the truth got him slapped.Don't settle seek and you will find.
Reply:Fecker!... LMAOROFL...!!!!
Reply:Hahaha you are bad... and therefore fired.
Reply:score one for the elephant.
Reply:LOl Your funny today Cowie......
Reply:It's an oldie (but not as old as Stooge) and goodie.

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