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Hungry elephant slings woman across field

DDP/The Local · 30 Aug 2010, 15:14

Published: 30 Aug 2010 15:14 GMT+02:00

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The 42-year-old woman had the unpleasant run-in with the rambunctious pachyderm after taking her 10-year-old daughter to the grounds of a visiting circus.

As the two were looking at some animals on display during a break between shows, the elephant snatched the woman’s bag with its trunk.

After the woman refused to let go, she was catapulted over the animal’s back onto the ground, where she was briefly knocked unconscious.

The elephant then proceeded to swallow the entire contents of the bag, only spitting out the unfortunate woman’s a slightly chewed car keys.

Her wallet and her house keys, however, “stayed inside the elephant,” according to the authorities.

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15:47 August 30, 2010 by William Thirteen
seems like her credit cards and house keys are boung to come out sooner or later!
17:34 August 30, 2010 by freechoice
never resist a tug of war with an elephant!
18:26 August 30, 2010 by gtappend
Hmm, that'll be an interesting visit to the bank to apply for new cards.
20:05 August 30, 2010 by bramblebush
Wow! That's exactly what the GOP does back in the states. Only, they not only rip off your money, they steal your rights too....
08:45 August 31, 2010 by artyparty
Animals are treated unfair!!!! How can they fail to provide food to the elephant...they are the most mature and peaceful animal on the earth and only attacks when there is no other option left!
12:26 August 31, 2010 by lordkorner
Who said anything about shortage of food?,sounds more like the elephant is short of a few accessories.
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