Elephant allegedly trampled woman, then showed up at her funeral to attack the corpse

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That’s awful. But it does make you wonder…

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OBAE.

One Bad-Ass Elephant.

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They never foget, huh?
That’s a helluva grudge.

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If true; what a terrible fate for the lady. In not true; what a great weird tale.

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Also…

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(yay, Mr. Chen!)

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It does seem like the two might have had a history.

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This reads like a made up urban legend… something you would read in the corner of the newspaper about some far out event in a far off land.

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“… as one of the elephant executioners was at the former capital during our sojourn there we were particularly anxious to test the creature’s sagacity and memory. The animal was mottled and of enormous size, and was quietly standing there with his keeper seated upon his neck; the noble who accompanied us desired the man to dismount and stand on one side. The chief then gave the word of command, ordering the creature to ‘slay the wretch!’ The elephant raised his trunk, and twined it, as if around a human being; the creature then made motions as if he were depositing the man on the earth before him, then slowly raised his back foot, placing it alternately upon the spots where the limbs of the sufferer would have been. This he continued to do for some minutes; then, as if satisfied that the bones must be crushed, the elephant raised his trunk high upon his head and stood motionless; the chief then ordered him to ‘complete his work,’ and the creature immediately placed one foot, as if upon the man’s abdomen, and the other upon his head, apparently using his entire strength to crush and terminate the wretch’s misery.”

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He’s late to the audition for Snatch

Brick Top : Do you know what nemesis means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent, personified in this case by a 'orrible c*nt, me.

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Yeah, but it’s printed in the New York Post, so…

…uh…nevermind

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Not quite the plot from The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode where children’s show host, Chuckles the Clown, while dressed in a peanut costume, is killed by a circus elephant in its attempt to shell him.

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This is ALMOST enough to make me believe in reincarnation. Almost.

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After a lifetime of suffering lame elephant jokes Jumbo swore he would have his revenge.

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you do not piss off Lord Ganesh

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Or maybe the elephant was just an asshole.

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Tell that to Thomas Edison

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My thoughts exactly!!

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An elephant never forgets…a vendetta!!!

Shocked Oh No GIF by Yêu Lu

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Because you know with peanuts, you just can’t have one.

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