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October 18, 2006


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So is my wife!


Great story - glad you (and the elephant) were alright.


I recall helping to armor a windpump with a dry moat and a pile of rocks to keep the elephants from pulling it down to get at the water. A reasonably good prophylactic.

Lars Smith

When walking through tall grass on the grasslands of East Africa, my guides would often click their arrows against their bows, or sing songs, to alert sleeping or unseen elephants to their presence so they would move out of the way. Like many of us, sleeping elephants don't like to be woken up abruptly, and they are probably terrified of hunters.

If you need to get away from an elephant, running up a steep hill is also a good idea.

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