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Thanks go to Trevor…
While walking through the bush a man comes across an elephant standing
with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seems distressed so the man
approached very carefully. He gets down on one knee and inspects the
bottom of the elephants' foot only to find a large thorn deeply
Carefully and as gently as he can he removes the thorn and the elephant
gingerly puts its foot down. The elephant turns to face the man and with
a rather stern look on its face, stares at him. For a good ten minutes
the man stands frozen - thinking of nothing else but being trampled.
Eventually the elephant turns and walks away.
For years the man ponders the events of that day...
One day the man is walking through the zoo with his son. As they
approach the elephant enclosure, one of the elephants turns and walks
over to where they are standing at the rail. It stares at him and the
man can't help wondering if this is the same elephant. The man climbs
tentatively over the railing and makes his way into the enclosure. He
walks right up to the elephant and stares back in wonder. Suddenly the
elephant wraps its trunk around one of the man's legs and swings him
wildly back and forth along the railing killing him.
Not the same elephant then.