Yup, yesterday I went to the zoo. I have not been to a zoo in well over 40 years and it was pretty neat in a way seeing all the animals. I especially like the big cats. They made me wonder what it would be like to have one on a leash as a seeing eye leopard.
Anyway, while I was looking at the elephants something happened. I had a bright idea and this was just another case of a man having to do what a man has to do.
I fished out my cell phone and went to the ring tone I use for Neighbor Bob, the Tarzan yell and played it twice. The first time the elephants heard it the looked to see where it was coming from. The second time I played it they started trumpeting.
I quit while I was ahead and a few seconds later a staffer came in and started looking around and asked me if I had done anything to make the elephants trumpet like that.
You all know the drill. I said, "Who me?" and shrugged "I was just standing here looking at the elephants."
He gave me a dubious look and shuffled off.
I figured that I did quit while I was ahead because maybe if I had played the yell a third time I might have started an elephant stampede or something. Picture about 6 or 8 elephants out running around looking for a native village to tear up.
Anyway that is good to know. For all these years I figured that it was just a bunch of Hollywood malarkey but the Tarzan yell really does get attention from elephants. Pretty neat.
I figure I got off light. I do not recommend trying this. An elephant stampede would not he a good sight to behold.
Besides, there were no vines nearby for me to swing on to escape with.
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