This one was not happy with us

At the end of our first day in Tarangire, we came across a herd of mama and baby elephants crossing the road in front of us.

Here is one of those elephants telling us that we best not muck about with them.

Charles would not tell us scary stories until later. Of course, he wasn't the only one who knew stories. The previous night at dinner in Arusha, the story was told about the 2001 Darwin Award Winner for Tanzania.

A young American woman saw at the campsite a baby elephant. She also saw in her head a picture which would wow the folks back home. She walked away from the camp, towards the baby elephant. She came within a few feet of the baby, focused her Minolta and framed the shot perfectly. Then, she clicked. The camera whirred. The sound caught the attention of the Mama elephant, who was standing nearby. Elephants can run at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.

We told Leonard we were perfectly happy to watch the elephant procession without getting too close. This elephant was trumpeting. I didn't want to see firsthand what would happen when she stopped.

Elephant Trumpeting at Tarangire