You’d think that Tupelo, Mississippi, birthplace of The King, would be more accepting of heavy, slow-moving entertainment anachronisms. But you’d be wrong. As washingtonpost.com reports, one of their precious pachyderms was the victim of a drive-by last week. There’s no word as to whether or not the beast was leading a particularly risky lifestyle that made her a likely target, though. “Dr. Dennis Schmitt, a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus veterinarian, says the 39-year-old Asian elephant named Carol will be taken home to Springfield, Mo., to recuperate.” . . .

Thankfully, the ungulate is expected to make a full recovery.

“Police Chief Tony Carleton says a vehicle drove past Tupelo BancorpSouth Arena about 2 a.m. and fired into the area. Police are investigating.”

That’s some serious penetration. Since concealed carry is (still) legal in both Missouri and Mississippi, we’re hoping Carol’s wrangler can get her enrolled in a qualified CCW class as soon as she’s feeling up to it.

11 Responses to It Should Have Been a DGU: Operation Dumbo Drop Edition

  1. I’m SO happy the ele will recover. Captive eles are put in such unhappy life situations, with no chance of upgrade.

    THIS one seems to be enjoying the forced-play activity with the woman. I’ve seen them look so utterly miserable.

    Just like YOU would be, as a slave, more or less.

  2. “…we’re hoping Carol’s wrangler can get her enrolled in a qualified CCW class as soon as she’s feeling up to it.”

    That gives a whole new meaning to the term elephant gun.

  3. There’s the elephant for o the magnificent’s circus… ladies & gentlemen I have this here elephant & this here AR watch me as I shoot a peanut off feinswine’s nose(I can do it you saw me in the huntin vid), oh well, Randy

  4. Elephants were removed from the ungulate classification in the mid-20th century. Hippos and rhinos are ungulates, but elephants are not.

    There. Said it. And .45s suck, too.

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