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"He can't be angry, he's wagging his tail"

During our first encounter with a large heard of elephants, including several baby elephants, at Tarangire National Park, one of the male elephants began to face our vehicle, flaring his ears and extending his trunk in our direction. Our driver, Joseph, explained that the elephant was taking an aggressive stance towards us. The elephant was being protective of the babies.

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In watching the elephants behavior Francis made her own observations and concluded, "He can't be angry, he's wagging his tail." We all got a kick out of it.

Dog wagging his tail = friendly
Elephant wagging his tail = swatting the flies from his butt

The elephant was angry indeed.

Posted by edcastano 01:43 Archived in Tanzania

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