Monday, January 5, 2009

Close Call


On a game-drive back before Christmas, we encountered a lone bull elephant. These guys are notoriously dangerous. We toyed with him a little, revving the engine of the truck and stuff, to see if he'd take the bait (yeah, it's these kinds of things we do to have fun!). He didn't...until he charged the poor guy riding a bicycle behind us (whom we hadn't seen). The cyclist dumped his bike and took off on foot, full-speed, to hide behind some trees. We were afraid the elephant would destroy the bicycle, but fortunately, he lost interest in it and lumbered off. Close call!

2 comments:

Chad said...

And if he had taken the bait, I hope you had a contingency plan...

Lynette said...

Jake is alarmingly jealous of you all. :) I think this might take the cake as the mother (or father) of all cheap thrills. :)