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We cycled into an elephant (literally) coming out of Khao Yai National
Park, Thailand. Quite understandably it got angry and, having knocked
Diane off her bike and stepping on her shoulder, it charged the rest
of us down the road trampling and scattering any bicycles that lay in
its way. Typically Roy was the last to leave ;-)
30th Nov 2005, 15:29   | tags:,,,,


bmal says:


is she ok after having her sholder trod on by a lumpher?

30th Nov 2005, 15:33

alfie says:

awesome, true local news gathering there mate.

30th Nov 2005, 15:34

alexis says:

wow. not sure if i'd call it "news gathering", but, very cool you had a camera on hand.

makes me think a little about the decline of oral story-telling, though. there won't be any " You should have seen the thing it was as big as a house!" stories if you actually have pictures ; )
either way, though, awesome. (hope your friend's shoulder was alright)

30th Nov 2005, 15:35

Pollo says:

Good grief...and I thought South London was rough.

30th Nov 2005, 15:35

timmy says:

Amazingly she was almost unhurt - straight back on her bike and cycled to the next rest stop!! Hang on... got another pic here somewhere.....

30th Nov 2005, 15:36

goode says:

glad there are no elephants in Aberdeen, there are some big women though!

30th Nov 2005, 15:36

lizziepants says:


30th Nov 2005, 15:37

alfie says:

You could send it in to ohmynews.com with the story - its completely relevant local news, and one of the few times that the possibility for so called "citizen journalism" has any credibility.

30th Nov 2005, 15:42

seaneeboy says:

That's incredible, fantastic shots!

30th Nov 2005, 15:50

critical g says:

hope your friends shoulder tis ok. that top picture is newspaper worthy

30th Nov 2005, 15:58

mysocalledmoblog says:

excellent moblogging!!!!

30th Nov 2005, 15:59

afternoon says:

Doooood! Run!

30th Nov 2005, 16:27

Rhys says:

Great photography! Hope Diane is OK!

30th Nov 2005, 16:31

Dawell says:


30th Nov 2005, 17:03

timmy says:

Alfie: What's ohmynews.com ? When I go to that address its all in Japanese...

30th Nov 2005, 17:15

James says:

Wow - what a great example of why moblogging is so much fun!

Glad you're all ok!

30th Nov 2005, 18:39

teflon says:

lawks! glad you're ok!

bloody impressive pics :)

30th Nov 2005, 18:41

teflon says:

lawks! glad you're ok!

bloody impressive pics :)

30th Nov 2005, 18:42

munkt0n says:

cripes! take a howitzer next time, just to be on the safe side.

30th Nov 2005, 18:48

rach says:

drunk and disorderly! terrible

1st Dec 2005, 00:06

Viv says:

you went for an adventure!?
- glad Diane was - and the bikes?

1st Dec 2005, 09:39

jc1000000 says:

OMG, were you not in need of a new pair of pants after that?

1st Dec 2005, 10:34

timmy says:

It's one of the few times I've really felt like I was running for my life. Elephants go much faster than you think and the sound of their angry growling and trumpetting is scarily gutteral in a Tyranosaurus Rex kind of a way..! Fortunately new pants are easy to come by in Thailand.

1st Dec 2005, 11:22

bmal says:

that must be a child hood dream shattering moment, as my girlfriend loves elephants and if that were to happen to her she would go off them for ever.

1st Dec 2005, 11:24

timmy says:

Yeah ... its funny how people think some very dangerous wild animals (elephants, hippos, lions, tigers, gorillas..) are really cute and lovely. I blame the cuddly toy market myself :)

1st Dec 2005, 11:34

bmal says:

and cartoons!

1st Dec 2005, 11:35

monkeesee says:

wowie and phew! great catch!

any nightmares or fear of elephant(s) while cycling? curious what may go through one's head after an incident like that. i hope your friend is okay too.

Eep eep! elephant around corner!!!

18th Feb 2006, 10:27

Dianne says:

Wow it's so nice to hear all your friends' concern about me. I'm okay and still trying to write my own newsworthy tale for publication. Hard to believe I was only bruised. Thanks for the link.

24th Feb 2006, 16:39

ripx says:

lol at the buckled wheels all over the road! Hope all was ok though! It seemed everyone who was in Thailand whilst I was there got damaged in some way! A good quishing by an elephant is slightly more trendy in my estimation though! :D Some of ours include coming off a scooter in a pot-hole, coming off a scooter from a head on crash with another scooter and fracturing ones leg after falling from the cliff whilst playing football during a rave. BUT WERE NOT STRANGE! lol - Oh yeah, not forgetting stabbing myself in the face with a spike in a restaurant! :)

7th Mar 2006, 10:50

arkangel says:

best actual pictorial narrative i've come across on moblog so far, really well captured

6th May 2006, 19:00

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