When you see a huge elephant on the street trying to get potatoes from a truck, would you tell the police? Me, I won’t! I would enjoy the view and appreciate the fact that even animals love potatoes, just like me!
I blame my sister for my particular liking and admiration for elephants. A few years back, she started to collect the most adorable elephant figures from her travels. She has around 20 plus in total now. Of course, the best and most intricately designed ones came from Thailand or Cambodia.
Meanwhile, European destinations had ceramic figurines in all sorts of delicate glass. I always thought these gentle giants were one of the more interesting members of the animal kingdom. They could never seem to hurt as much as a fly and always seemed to be happy doing even the most mundane things.
So you can imagine how absolutely floored I was when I saw the cutest elephant video trending on social media recently. Like all animals (and even humans!), elephants love their food. They mostly live in all sorts of vegetation like grass, leaves, wild fruits, bamboos, and even flowers!
With their giant bodies, it’s no surprise that they spent almost 80 percent of their day eating. That roughly translates to sixteen to eighteen hours of enjoying life chewing. Imagine now if humans did the same! But I digress.
Going back, the video showed a wild elephant stopping a truck just about the same size as he was. The truck’s driver and passengers must have had the scare of their lives. Elephants are generally docile and friendly, but when you’re faced with an animal a hundred times your size, immense fear takes over.
It turns out, the elephant didn’t mean to create any panic or worry to anyone. He didn’t ram the truck or divert it from the road. Instead, he used his long trunk and swiftly opened the flap covering the truck’s precious cargo.
Apparently, the truck hauled hundreds of potatoes, and the giant animal simply helped himself to some. Or a lot. With a mouth as big as theirs, there’s no way to know just how much potatoes they can consume in one go.
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