SWEET: Team rescues baby elephant from a well in Kenya

This is your open thread for Friday and it has a really great ending.

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  • Why couldn’t they just fill the hole with dirt so the elephant could climb out?

    • celestiallady

      Because the only had a rope!!!

  • Whoo hoo hoo!! I hate being on an emotional rollercoaster, but thankyou Scoop! That was great! What a sweet girl!
    Good grief, I’m tired of the waterworks, but at least right now they’re happy ones.

    • BlueGood

      That WAS wonderful….Thanx Scoop!

  • Joe

    Great Story !


    They must be Democrats

    They only DIG HOLES –

    They don’t know how to fill them back up!

    (In response to Stewie)

  • sjmom

    The baby was so scared I wanted to help, but all’s well that ends well. So glad mom and baby are together again. 🙂

  • Just remember the likelihood of those guys being liberal is very high. My point is that we all want a better world for all, are differences lie in strategy, not objectives. As Jesus said you cannot convert by condemning.

  • BHliberty

    Phew! All in a days good work! Silly elephant! Good stuff!

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Glad the folks were able to get the young elephant out of the well without injury to the elephant or the rescuers….ol’ mama elephant could have done a lot of damage, but obviously the rescuers knew what they were doing. Good job. Well done.

  • JeffWRidge

    That is so great. Those are some really outstanding people.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Very sweet. 🙂

  • wodiej

    WONDERFUL….thank you for sharing.

  • denbren52

    OK, so the elephant is out of the hole. (and Romney seems to be in the lead in latest polls) but there are many holes being dug (and many traps being set by the Dems). I would advise the little elephant (as well as the big one leading our party to victory) to be careful out there. We don’t want you falling into any traps in these last 18 days. Elephants must remain vigilant of the traps set by jackasses!

    • Joe


      • denbren52

        Thanks Joe!

  • wodiej

    Can you all take some more? This is Katy Perry singing a duet w an autistic girl at a benefit. Awesome.

    • Joe

      That was very cool!

      I hope ABC sees it!

  • Philo Beddoe

    I was all ears for that story.

    Maybe the little fella fell in the hole because he was trunk

    • PicklePlants

      Hole-y Pachyderm, Batman!

  • Watchman74

    I like happy endings

  • p m

    Oh wow – that Mum was so glad to see her baby back – looked at the rescuers like she was thanking them – love it. Magnificent, sentient animals.

    O/T – did any of you see Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s closing remarks and blessing after the dinner last night? It was excellent too. He said this:

    “…think about it, here we are in an atmosphere of civility and humour…men and women, young and old, of every ethnic and racial background, democrats republicans and independents, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Latter Day Saints, people of no particular creed, people of wealth, yes, but some folks here who barely get by…”

    Anyone spot the apparent glaring omission in that list of religious creeds? Ha! In front of the muslim-in-chief too.
    Payback for the ‘world won’t belong to the offenders of the prophet’ rubbish? Hope so – it would be deserved.

    CPAC here of the whole thing – BTW the MC referred to Mitt Romney as ‘the top of the ticket’! Archbishop Dolan starts at 30 minutes: http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Events/67th-Annual-Alfred-E-Smith-Memorial-Foundation-Dinner/10737435020/

    • Patriot077

      I especially enjoyed his comment about how much easier Obama has made it for “rich” men to get into heaven!

  • poljunkie

    This is a funny clip of Bill O Reilly and Donald Trump at the ball game- its about 5 seconds long. It was posted at the UK’s Telegraph.
    (They are doing the wave) Bill O is esp funny.


    • Nukeman60

      Figures. Billo would plant himself next to a row of cutie-pies. Actually, I’m jealous (or I would be if I were 30 years younger, lol).

      • poljunkie

        I thought his “wave” was funny. Although I have to say, we usually dont participate much more than that either at those kind of things.

        • Nukeman60

          I like the way it was repeated over and over and over again. Made it so much funnier.

          • poljunkie

            Yes, it was pretty funny.

  • Nukeman60

    I see the mother Elephant as Conservatives, the baby Elephant is the uninformed populace, the driver of the jeep is Romney, the rope is Capitalism, and the hole is Socialism.

    Conservatives want to save this country from the black hole of Socialism that the uninformed populace has found themselves mired in. They don’t necessarily like Romney as much as they could, but they reluctantly realize that he is the answer to pulling everyone out of the mire, as he is experienced in business and the economy. They allow him to do so, and when he’s elected and proves what his expertise was all about, the populace is grateful and comes back to the fold with great happiness.

    The lioness has rejoined her cub, and all is right in the jungle.” – Kill Bill, Vol.II

  • colliemum

    That was sweet!

    Apparently that wasn’t the first calf they rescued from that water hole. They’ve got a nice website:

  • WordsFailMe

    Here’s a wrtier named Thomas Paine who describes Obama perfectly. Even got a new adjective for the pretend president–“execrable.”


  • p m

    Anyone from NH here today? What do you think of this article about a dem candidate’s MB husband – is it common knowledge? : http://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/10/what-does-nh-gubernatorial-candidate-maggie-hassan-think-of-her-husbands-friends-who-are-linked-to-h.html

  • Landscaper

    Darn kids, always getting into something. Someone got a scolding back at home. How do you ground a young elephant anyway?

  • 12grace

    I love this story!

  • Westerners (mostly) value life, be it a cat or an elephant. That’s what sets western civilization apart. Good vid…

  • DCGere

    Sweet happy ending!

  • Orangeone

    Fellow Scoopers, I just saw this article on The Daily Caller. Please help this article go viral for the benefit of Minnesota’s and the Senate seat held by Amy Klobuchar. The article states she gave Tom Petters, ponzi-schemer-in-chief and later charged and convicted of it, a pass for campaign contributions. That Senate seat is critical and she supported ObamaCare!


  • NJK

    So sweet.

  • Orangeone
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  • Orangeone

    Uh oh. I think Barby Boy has been outed by Planned Parenthood! “We Don’t Provide Mammograms”

    Convenient timing isn’t it? I wonder if they have been flooded for requests.


  • Orangeone

    Anyone else see the article at Daily Caller that Drudge is confront Gloria Allred about an October surprise? He’s calling her out on her meeting with Barky Boy. Me thinks she’s dragging another b!tch forward to go after Mitt’s reputation like she did with Herman Cain.

  • svg1234

    Human beings actually doing something positive for their fellow mammals. Nice to see. Why didn’t they go into the ditch to put the ropes around the baby elephant? Were they worried it would attack?

  • svg1234

    Liberals helping elephants – a sign of the apocalypse?

  • anotherworriedmom

    That’s awesome.

  • PFFV

    What a great story in desperate times! Humans are for the most part kind and loving even though Democrats say otherwise. 🙂

  • iHeartLife

    So sweet! Altogether now:


  • ahh man. that made me cry.

  • DebbyX

    Awww, you’re welcome mom!

  • msverde1

    This is one of the best video postings to date, RS! A REAL LIFER!!! Thanks a ton!!!!!


    Love this!!!

  • There should be laws against falling in holes.
    And those rescuers shouldn’t have done stuff on their own, but have gov provided assistance. Haheehaw!