A Great Story
This is a discussion on A Great Story within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; In 1986, Dan Harrison was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University .
On a hike through the bush, he came across a ...
May 31st, 2008 06:26 PM
A Great Story
In 1986, Dan Harrison 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 Dan 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, Dan 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.
Dan stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.
Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.
Twenty years later, Dan 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 Dan and his son Dan Jr. were standing.
The large bull elephant stared at Dan , lifted its front foot off the ground, and 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, Dan couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant.
Dan summoned up his courage, looked to see if any guards were around and then 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 Dan's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
Probably wasn't the same elephant.
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
May 31st, 2008 07:07 PM
May 31st, 2008 07:55 PM
thanks, I needed that story today.
May 31st, 2008 08:00 PM
ROGL haha that was funny. I enjoyed it!!
May 31st, 2008 08:40 PM
The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.
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May 31st, 2008 10:04 PM
hahahahahahahaha...I mean thats not funny, naughty.....Ok it could be a lil funny.
I havenít heard any of the journalists who volunteered to be waterboarded asking to have their fingernails wrenched out with pliers, or electrodes attached to their genitals.
June 1st, 2008 01:59 AM
reading this at 12.57 am It is very funny maybe at 12.57 pm not so funny. hahahha
June 1st, 2008 01:28 PM
HAHAHA didn't see that one coming. I actually thought it was a real story at the beginning. Good one
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