Forget Bull in a China Shop, Try Elephant in Diner!

That is the title to an article I found on the Oddly Enough section of Yahoo.com. I think the following article is a very interesting one and makes you wonder what would you do if it happened to you.

Forget Bull in a China Shop, Try Elephant in Diner!

Wed Apr 20,10:16 AM ET

SEOUL (Reuters) – Six elephants escaped from a zoo and roamed around the South Korean capital Wednesday, briefly crashing their way into a restaurant before being rounded up, police and zoo officials said.

The elephants were on a parade led by mahouts outside their enclosure inside Seoul Children’s Grand Park in the east of the city when one was apparently startled and bolted, a zoo official said by telephone.

The five others followed “because they have the tendency to do that,” the official said.

While the elephants were being led back to the zoo, three of them escaped again and crashed through a plate-glass window into a restaurant, sending terrified staff fleeing.

Crowds looked on as mahouts in blue hats ran after the elephants.

Amid the confusion, a man was also injured and needed hospital treatment after encountering another elephant on a side-street.

Firefighters and zoo keepers, helped by police, cajoled five of the elephants back into the zoo. A police officer said a sixth was at a police station and would be sent back to the zoo soon.

Quite honestly, not that I like to harm animals, but I suprised that they didn’t kill the elephants. I have seen documentaries with things like this happening here in the United States and they kill the animals. Thank God they didn’t, elephants are such great animals, I’m being serious, they are huge animals that both kids and adults love to see. I know I get a chill every time I see one (I usually see at least one elephant every May when my town has its annual Memorial Day Parade.

Thought someone would like to see this article.

–Socram

PS someone remind me to write the Amityville horror review

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