When This Elephant Offered Her Companions A “Gift”, She Wasn’t Trying To Start A Stampede

Taro Gomi wrote a book titled “Everyone Poops” to help young children understand their own body functions.

It’s also true that “Everyone Farts.” But, so far as we know, no one has written a book about it. It’s all just part of being human though.

We all do it, even though some do advertise their air slippage with a bit more fanfare than others.

We pass gas so often, and with such mixed reactions that our dictionary is filled with expressions to describe the puffs of gas that escape from our gastrointestinal system from time to time.

Most of us know that if we eat beans, cabbage or other “gas inducing” foods, we need to either stay away from people for a while, or be prepared for the embarrassment when we: toot, poot, pass gas, break wind, cut the cheese, drop a gas bomb, ventilate, bottom burp, become flatulent, shoot a fairy, rip one, cut one, or any of the dozen or so other synonyms for the simple “fart.”

The sound, to say nothing of the smell, can bring shame to the poor deliverer of the gas bomb. Some poor soul who may truly have not had a choice.

And, it’s not just humans that toot their way through life. Animals of every species have been caught in the act.

Sometimes though, just as with humans, a fart can be seen to a group of animals as insulting instead of entertaining.

Just watch what happens when this poor elephant realizes she has let a fart escape in the middle of her play.

It wasn’t her fault either! Sometimes, like in the middle of a good sand-rolling with friends, a bit of air just barrels its way out of you and there’s just nothing that will hold it back. In that case, you either own it and laugh at yourself, or you slink away to private shame.

She obviously chose the latter, as we watch as she slowly walks away with embarrassment clearly etched on her face. The elephants watching her go are obviously aware that she has shamed herself.

Can you believe their reaction?

We’ve heard that elephants never forget. We are hoping it won’t be long before her friends forgive, if not forget, her gastronomical indiscretion.

Source: Honest to Paws

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Bobbye Hudspeth

Written by Bobbye Hudspeth

Bobbye Hudspeth is a freelance writer living in a little cabin on a creek in North Alabama. She shares her mini-farm with two mini dachshunds, two cats and two fantail pigeons. She is involved in animal rescue and is currently writing a book on combining aerobics and yoga...in the pool.

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