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Offline G-man

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The odd couple
« on: January 03, 2009, 02:14:16 AM »
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Re: The odd couple
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009, 02:47:18 AM »
that's cute  ::wave::

thanks for posting it!


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Re: The odd couple
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009, 08:06:54 AM »
Awwwww, that really is cute.

thanks for posting it (and really nice that at least some US sites allow videos to be seen by people outside of the US as well).

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Re: The odd couple
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2009, 08:47:57 AM »
That was nothing compared to this story however:

In 1986, Peter Davies 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 Peter 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, Peter 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. 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 couldn't 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.

Probably wasn't the same elephant…….

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Re: The odd couple
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009, 02:04:51 PM »
What.. ::thinking:: ::thinking:: You thought I could be serious??  ::whistle:: ::whistle::
Actually, to be honest, yes I did until I read the last line of the story and then I went, d'oh! ::rofl::

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Re: The odd couple
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009, 07:02:35 PM »
Well, you REALLY have been out for too long ;D
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Re: The odd couple
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009, 09:21:20 PM »
I Think you need more flying time G-man.
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