Sunday, September 18, 2011

Elephant Advice

I read this on another blogger's site, (Stalled at 12) it's brilliant:

A zoologist friend mailed me some literature from a preserve I'm interested in.

A healthy 4000 pound elephant can run 33 miles per hour for 12 minutes.

One of the suggestions in the preserve's visitor packet:

IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF AN ELEPHANT CHARGE, DO NOT FALL DOWN WHILE TRYING TO GET AWAY. 


Indeed.

You'll be pleased to hear I've sent this detailed information on to Chris as the Ugandan Wildlife Authority have never published anything so specific. 

It could mean the difference between life and death for our guests in that wild and unpredictable bush - especially if they go 'Eli Spotting' in impractical footware. 

Though the other thing to remember is to make sure you're able to outrun the friends you're with ;)

4 comments:

Amelia said...

I read that as well and was very amused. Excellent advice. :))

Ggirl said...

Excellent advice that cannot be ignored Amelia. Chris once got charge by a hippo (it was called Jennifer noless) and he said had he been wearing flip flops and not his boots he'd have been a gonna. And so Crocodile Dundee lived to tell the tale and tells it quite often - which can get a little dull to be honest ;)

FrankandMary said...

For some reason this is more entertaining on your blog than it was on mine for me :-). ~Mary

Ggirl said...

Mary, get yourself over here!!