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    Cool Dead Elephant

    I came across a dead elephant at the top end of Henrietta Street this morning. It had obviously just been hit and the person did have the decency to move it onto the pavement. Unfortunately no-one could get passed.

    It had a collar with a little bell on it . This is so it can't jump out of trees and catch sparrows when they are not looking.

    When I saw it I just couldn't leave it lying there so I phoned the council and they sent Hughie Simpson to lift it and put it on a lorry.

    So if you know of anyone who has a 3500-4500Kg Asian elephant that is missing, it could be their beloved pet. You'd think someone would notice if their elephant was missing.

    When my hippo was killed she was just left in the middle of the road . She had a collar, name tag + chipped - whats the point if no-one is going to check?

    They will probably keep the elephant there for a couple of days in case anyone enquires. If it is chipped obviously they will get in touch with the owner.

    This type of thing is no joke...................
    Last edited by DW; 03-Apr-06 at 12:59. Reason: Add picture

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    As far as I know it was not a hit and run, I heard the elephant tripped over a peanut and landed badly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julia
    As far as I know it was not a hit and run, I heard the elephant tripped over a peanut and landed badly!
    Wis id pink by any chance.
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    These posts about cats seem to be getting to you DW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pultneytooner
    These posts about cats seem to be getting to you DW.
    I completely refute this baseless allegation.

    I was led to believe that this was a very pet-friendly forum.
    I sincerely hope it is not going to be sizeist!!!

    The fact that some people have pets that are not fluffy little balls of fun is purely coincidental.

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    Talking deid elephant!!!!

    3 cheers for DW!!!! At least there are some responsible people in Caithness, not like the people who leave dead cats lying around!! Well done DW for arranging the uplift of the elephant.

    I really hope they find the owner, they will be devastated. If not maybe DW could find a local taxidermist and have the elephat preserved. It would look great on display in the Market Square or maybe as a centre piece in the Homebase garden centre.

    I was so sad to hear about your Hippo DW, hope you found him/her a good resting place. :0)

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    Are ye sure yon elephant wisna only a shrew that lived in the Fast reactor at Dounreay and got mutated before ir wis taken hom by a Weeker?
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    Is it a BIG WHITE ELEPHANT,may be CASE left it there .Well ,thy have plenty ???????

    Maybe it was Grey ??? CASE has plenty of White wash ???
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    I was very distressed to read this post. As soon as the tears had eased enough for me to drive, i raced up to the council in Wick to retreave Fido.A decent burial is all i wanted to give my faithful companion. Imagine my relief to see that it was a blue collar , and not a red 1 that the elephant was wearing. Please next time someone starts a post like this , try and give a better description.By the way if anyone spots Fido meantime drop me a pm.

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    Making jest of my post DW? Sorry but i'm not laughing

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    Is Fido a woolie Mammoth type of elephant? There's a large hairy one that keeps running through Ormlie and leaving elephant poo sized droppings outside my gate?

    Maybe it's the elusive Fido?


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    She must have escaped whilst waiting to be spayed. Accidents do happen!!
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    No sianymo thats not Fido. You'll know its him because hes got a bow in his tail and is very friendly. Sometimes to friendly but usually a wallop on the top of his head with a rolled up newspaper gets him to leave your leg alone.Please dont phone the dogwarden because i'm sure those arent his droppings outside your gate and im not coming up there to move them as Fido is litter tray trained. You'll just have to treat them as mini roundabouts and give way to traffic from the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DW
    I just couldn't leave it lying there so I phoned the council
    Was it a trunk call?

    I bet it was a thankless tusk lifting that elephant away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teuchter
    No sianymo thats not Fido. You'll know its him because hes got a bow in his tail and is very friendly. Sometimes to friendly but usually a wallop on the top of his head with a rolled up newspaper gets him to leave your leg alone.Please dont phone the dogwarden because i'm sure those arent his droppings outside your gate and im not coming up there to move them as Fido is litter tray trained. You'll just have to treat them as mini roundabouts and give way to traffic from the right.
    Should that not be "elephant warden"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rheghead
    Was it a trunk call?

    I bet it was a thankless tusk lifting that elephant away.
    Why are you PUNishing us like this. It's not my bleedin' elephant!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gleber2
    Should that not be "elephant warden"?
    Its no wonder the council tax is going up if they've had to hire an elephant warden. Theres surely not that many irresponsible elephant owners are there?Or are all alephant owners as careless as me? And do the council supply poop scoops and bags for tidying up behind them because im running out of tattie sacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teuchter
    Its no wonder the council tax is going up if they've had to hire an elephant warden. Theres surely not that many irresponsible elephant owners are there?Or are all alephant owners as careless as me? And do the council supply poop scoops and bags for tidying up behind them because im running out of tattie sacks.
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    Thanks for all the pm's showing concern for Fido. Thankfully he's turned up safe and well although slightly hungry and shaken after his ordeal. A neighbour found him sitting in there birdbath having a wee paddle.Poor things scared of heights and we had to entice him down using the neighbours cat as bait.Were just so glad to have him home and as i type hes lieing on the foot of my bed gnawing on a suspicious looking bone.

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    We could convert the old brewery in Mansons Lane into an elephant sanctuary if this situation gets any worse. We had none of this elephant problem before Dounreay!!!!!!
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