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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:37 pm 
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I don't normally pass these feel good stories around but this one is
special.

In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
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, Mbembe 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.
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I should have apologized in advance for this one!!  I'm sorry....but for some odd reason this one really struck me funny.  NOW I'm worried.....but I'm still smiling...LOL

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That's too funny! Just goes to show that one should never, ever climb over the railings at the zoo! 8)

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