Touching Elephant Story

When a little bull goes a long way



In 1986, Peter Davies was on vacation 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 young elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephant’s foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on his face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.

Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day. Twenty years later, Peter 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 Peter and his son were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted his 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 Kenya in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter 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...

Touching Elephant Story

The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped his trunk around one of Peter’s legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
Probably wasn’t the same elephant.
This is for all my friends who send me those heart-warming bullcrap stories.


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Women and elephants never forget. - Dorothy Parker

Done the elephants, done the poverty. - Phil Tufnell

The elephant can survive only if forests survive. - Mark Shand

Anything related to elephants is irrelephant. - Unknown

When two elephants fight it is the grass that gets trampled. - African Proverb

Before you eat the elephant, make sure you know what parts you want to eat. - Todd Stocker

I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I've ever met. - Herb Caen

Women are like elephants to me: nice to look at, but I wouldn't want to own one. - WC Fields

My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It's in the apartment somewhere. - Steven Wright

One morning I shot an elephant in my pyjamas.
How he got into my pyjamas I'll never know. - Groucho Marx

When you have an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. - Abraham Lincoln


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07-Dec-2019