Amazing story...

Discussion in 'The Clubhouse Bar' started by Dumbo, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

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


    In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Zimbabwe 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 teenage 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 intently, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down.
    The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring directly at Mbembe.

    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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  3. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

  4. Brodizzle

    Brodizzle Guest

    Yeah no worries, no need to elaborate, (bloody internet lowering conversational standards) as for the story, never trust elephants, they are evil....
     
  5. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D i found that amazingly hilarious! plus rep for u my man
     
  6. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Yeah no worries, no need to elaborate, (bloody internet lowering conversational standards) as for the story, never trust elephants, they are evil....
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    in responce to this assault upon my person i shall elaborate on my above post
    this short story or anicdote is humorous but also raises several other points:
    firstly the obvious irony of the situation is the main point of humor BUT
    we must also consider a child has now been left without a father and this sad story will not help in any way to help elephants or trust them which may sadly put elephants as a species at a greater risk
     
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