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... and scoop me up into his mouth! It was awesome. But because it was so unexpected I didn't get a picture and I couldn't have asked Mike to take one as I wanted him to catch me if I was dropped!! That day we also got to visit another mahout whose elephant had just given birth! The baby was just 3 days old and cute as buttons! A baby elephant weighs around 18 stone at birth!! He was much ...
... from Mike before I fed them. Mike seemed more and more comfortable with having me around the elephants. At the start he would always be next to me, but as the first week came to an end he was relaxed enough to work on the opposite side of the shelter and happy for me to be playing with the babies or giving them a back scratch!
On the last day of the first working week, we said our goodbyes to Valerie. ...
... bad as I imagined. My next task was to give each of my 7 elephants their morning feed. Mike passed me armfuls of elephant grass from his truck and I walked it over to each elephant. As I got close the adults would snatch it from my arms. They would often pick one piece out with their trunks, swing it over their heads and use it to have a good back scratch!
We left the elephants to enjoy their breakfast and headed off on ...
... Wanjan" 19th August 2013!
The village was very small. Just a few local restaurants and a small convenience store. Every year the otherwise sleepy village is host to the Elephant Round Up. This festival takes place during the 3rd week of November, first held in 1960 and now draws in an international crowd. The people of Surin were traditionally known for capturing Elephants in Cambodia and training them ...
... skills), he was demonstrating and pointing for me to go behind one of the ruines to see something and rushed off to get me a bag of pellet type food... I was obviously going to feed something but I had no idea what!
I passed the old temple again and seemed to be heading towards a gateway but as I got closer it turned out that there was a small temple out on the lake. I was pointed on wards and after walking along a pier I got out ...
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