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It was amazing Martyn, and if I could post a pic I would. And those big mama’s really know how to keep the naughty little one in control. To be up close and touch one of these amazing beasts is truly unforgettable.
Rich, my kids were playing football with the dried dung. Until Mrs. LP saw them that is, then it was over! It must have been fascinating working with them?1 Mar 2012
Looks like I missed all the fun as well. That will teach me to sleep and to be in a different time zone to the rest of you.
Seems that it was WesternImperialist’s post(s) that was (were) deleted – I remember reading their first post in this thread early this morning (my time) as I was having my walk. I was going to reply, then decided against it – always better to ignore trolls and it cuts off their oxygen.1 Mar 2012
LindsayW – looks like your thoughts were the same as mine, tempted to respond but the thought better of it.
Turning to other posts on walking with elephants may I encourage everybody that has the chance to do this. I was lucky enough to be raised in Africa (Rhodesia) and got to spend a lot of time in the bush as a boy where interacting with elephants happened every few months during migration times. They are truly magical animals and one can ‘see’ their intelligence and strong family units. It is also remarkable how such a large animal moves so quietly .1 Mar 2012
Charles-P, I put it down to my experience as a Moderator on another FF BB. I’m usually deleting those kind of comments, giving members short holidays or banning them outright.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have done an elephant trek in Thailand in 2003 with my then girlfriend. It moved me enough to propose a couple of days later. We were also fortunate to have a baby elephant at our hotel/resort and enjoyed learning about them from its handler1 Mar 2012
Please dont shout at me for the thread drift, had a long day but would like to ask if the posters who mentioned elephant experience could advise on the best place in Thailand or is it too commercialised.
I have no problem if the baby elephants are obnoxious, but would mind if the mummy and daddy were, as that would trouble!
Thanks and aplogies for the drift.2 Mar 2012
Not meaning to be rude or anything, but they give your earplugs in all classes on the plane. If you don’t know why they are there, I think you will figure it out now!13 Mar 2013
Martyn, we stay a couple of times a year at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa at Mai Khao beach in Phuket (note there are two Marriotts – this one is better than the Mai Khao Beach resort which, ironically, isn’t on the beach!). Most days, a young elephant is brought along the beach by its handler and it often also plays in the sea. I have never seen any money change hands, yet the kids (of any age) can touch, stroke, sometimes ride, feed and play with it. It’s about as uncommercial as you can get!
One word of warning, though – if you go into the sea with it, make sure you don’t pick the day when it decides to void its bowels. You would be amazed at how much sea one small elephant can fill with crap, and how quickly!!14 Mar 2013