Well, at least you thought of the children, and didn't take a 10mm. I prefer not to see a nuclear holocaust in my lifetime...... so I brought him home as a pet.
Had to buy a huge shovel... he won't stop pooping. :crying:
Things have really been slow around here.
Well, at least you thought of the children, and didn't take a 10mm. I prefer not to see a nuclear holocaust in my lifetime...
Was that photo taken recently?... I went to a Ringling Bro's circus YEARS ago... Even as young as I am, its probably been close to 20yrs..
Peru is about 30 minutes from where I sit typing this right now.Actually the pictures weren't taken at the circus. My old airbrush partner and I were at the Circus Hall of Fame in Peru, Indiana doing some painting for a few weeks when our buddy, who is the trainer for the elephant, pulled in for a few days.
The pictures are about 13-15 years old. At the time, 'King Tusk', as Ringling Brothers billed him, (his real name is Tommy and actually responds to it) was the biggest land mammal in captivity. He's a whole lot bigger than he appears in the pictures.
You can plainly see the fresh cuts on the end of his tusks... two days before the pictures were taken we 'trimmed' them with a saws-all, file and sandpaper. They were so long they dug into the ground every time he walked.
Was a bit leery about sitting on his tusks but when Jimmy, (the trainer) told me that Jay Leno had done it on the Tonight show I had no choice... it was a matter of honor.
Got to baby sit two bear cubs while I was there, work with the smaller elephants, feed the lions and tigers and fall from the high wire into the net. (I got almost 4 feet before I fell. :crying
It was a pretty cool time.
Peru is about 30 minutes from where I sit typing this right now.
I think the little piece of rope they keep him penned up with is a nice touch. Like it's going to stop a multi-ton Republican should nancy pelosi wander by.
That's pretty cool Jack. What is the second band for on the left tusk?