While on holiday in Kenya and walking through the bush a man comes
an elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant
distressed so the man approaches very carefully. He gets down on one
and inspects the bottom of the elephant's foot only to find a large
deeply embedded. As carefully and as gently as he can he removes the
thorn and the elephant gingerly puts its foot down. The elephant turns
face the man and with a rather stern look on its face, stares at him.
a good ten minutes the man stands frozen - thinking of nothing else
Eventually the elephant turns and walks away.
For years after, the man often remembers and ponders the events of that
Years later the man is walking through the zoo with his son. As they
approach the elephant enclosure, one of the elephants turns and walks
to where they are standing at the rail. It stares at him and the man
help wondering if this is the same elephant. The man climbs
over the railing and makes his way into the enclosure. He walks right
to the elephant and stares back in wonder. Suddenly the elephant wraps
trunk around one of the man's legs and swings him wildly back and forth
along the railing, instantly killing him.
Probably not the same elephant then.