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Kenya Trip

Discussion in 'Comedy' started by ccavacini, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. ccavacini

    ccavacini Super Mod Mod




    Subject: Kenya Trip
    A touching story I know you will appreciate - being animal lovers


    An Elephant's Memory.
    In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya, after graduating from
    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 Mbembe approached it very carefully.
    He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot, and found a
    large thorn deeply embedded in it
    As carefully and as gently as he could, Mbembe worked the thorn 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 stern 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 he was walking through a zoo with his teenaged son. As they
    approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to
    nearwhere Mbembe and his son Tapu were standing.

    The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe and 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. Suddenly,
    the elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of the man's
    legs and swung him wildly back and forth along the railing, killing him.

    Probably wasn't the same elephant.
     
  2. Thanks for the laugh, Cary...it definitely helped me get through fifth period! :lol:
     

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