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A heartwarming story...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by shewheeler, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. shewheeler

    shewheeler 1/2 ton status

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    I don't usually like these heartwarming stories, but in light of recent events this one is truly uplifting...


    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, 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. :doah: :1zhelp:

    :D :haha: :D
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    You were going one way and then did a complete 180:haha::p::bow:
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    lol... nice
     
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    :haha: :haha: awesome story, makes ya want to...
















































    pad:p:
     
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    thats awesome
     
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    :doah: :haha: :doah: :haha:

    BTW, when are we gonna see auntie nekkid...:whistle:











    :rotfl: :D
     
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    that was so wrong! I guess thats why theres signs at the zoo uh?
     
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    is hell freezing over any time soon? :thinking: :p:
     
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    :haha: :haha:

    Depends on who you ask! For me, most definitely :D :p: !
     

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