In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
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 Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee,
inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply
embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the
wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its
The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on
its 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
teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the
creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron
were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its 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 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. The elephant trumpeted again,
wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the
railing, killing him instantly.
Amazing that the elephant could tell that Peter was a fundie
On 12/15/2013 12:27 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Here in Alabamastan we want those people to believe there's a Black man
hanging from every other tree and pickup trucks(the only vehicle we
drive)filled with drunken rednecks on their way to a Klan meeting and
cross burning. The lynchings are only on Fridays and of course there are
Confederate battle flags flying from every flagpole and stuck on every
window and bumper of the ubiquitous pickup trucks. We want those damn
Yankees to believe all that stereotypical male bovine droppings that
Hollywood has spewed over the years because we want to scare them away.
When they get down here and see how beautiful the country is and
how wonderful the folks really are, the SOB's won't go home, they want
to stay dammit! o_O
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