Ride an elephant

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I went to the fair and rode a lovely elephant named Cora, a 52 year old Asian elephant who weighed around 9,000 lbs. She starred in Smokey and the Bandit 2. I rode with 4 other random people - 2 kids and 1 lady in front of me, and 1 older gent behind me. It was a much steadier ride than I expected it to be. When it was time to get out I was the first one they ushered off but my foot got stuck and I tried to lift it and the lady in front of me held it up and asked me what I wanted her to do with it (LOL). Cora's width was rather large and it was sort of like doing a split when riding her. When I finally got off, I petted Cora's wirey head on the way down the stairs and thanked her. AWESOME experience! .. Before the ride we were treated to a show (Elephant Encounter). Cora and her co-star Shannon, a 30-something African elephant, played a bugle (Cora) and a harmonica & tambourine (Shannon). They also balanced on stools, drank kool-aid with their trunk out of a cup, did a dance routine, swallowed a loaf and a half of bread, and one of the owners was held in Cora's mouth while Cora walked around the ring. We were also shown what an elephants teeth look like. They are crazy huge!


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