Monday, November 16, 2009

Have You Heard This True Story???

I don't usually like these heart-warming stories, but this one is truly


In 1986, Mike Hogan was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from

North-western 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 Mike 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, Mike worked the wood out with

his hunting knife. The elephant gingerly put down his foot. The

elephant turned to face the man and with a rather curious look on it's

face, stared at him for several tense moments. Mike stood frozen,

thinking about being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted

loudly, turned and walked away. Mike never forgot that elephant or the

events of that day.

Twenty-one years later, Mike was walking through the Chicago Zoo with

his teenaged sons. As they approached the elephant closure, one of the

elephants turned and walked over to where Mike and his son were


The large bull elephant stared at Mike, lifted its front foot off


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, Mike couldn't help wondering if this was the same

elephant. Mike 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.

The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Mike's

legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant

Have You Heard This True Story???
heard it ava star just for typing
Reply:Heart-warming is not q...u...i...t...e the words I'd have used....but, SLAM! What does that teach anybody...besides getting into a pen of elephants(which shouldn't be penned, anyway...IMO) ain't gonna get good for good all the time......!!!!

Keep em's your sign!'re gonna get me SO *itched out again....that's life....she and I have been friends for 41 years.....that must be close to a record!!!!
Reply:They say an elephant remembers but this is awful. My eldest brother once went to London Zoo and offered an elephant a bun to eat and it took it and then struck my brother with its trunk across the chest and hurt him badly. Guess they were both rogue elephants
Reply:LOL LOL LOL. got tuns of laughs from me. Thanks. Never heard this one before. I was about to say "this story is in the wrong section". Threw me off and gave me a great big laugh. Thanks.
Reply:ha ha ha funny

thanks for a laugh

please answer
Reply:Awesome. You need the setup of a heartwarming story though. Well done. I have a joke I can tell but I have to start it off by saying it is a true story so people do not expect the punchline.
Reply:Great punch-line my friend. 9/10
Reply:very funny thanks for sharing lol
Reply:haha great punch line!
Reply:That was ace,,have a star,,,

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