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    Elephants may be smarter than I thought...

    Anyone seen this CNN blurb about the first "Elphie"? Seems that trunk has more dexterity than I was aware too...

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    Elephants are very intelligent and their trunks are amazing. They have fairly complex social systems too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeannie View Post
    Elephants are very intelligent and their trunks are amazing. They have fairly complex social systems too.

    Jeannie
    No doubt! On reading further after posting this, it turns out the shutter was set on automatic. So not as amazing as I first thought (elephant did not SNAP the pic). Still, seems the big fella knew what was up (he had posed for countless shots). So for some bananas, he was willing to provide a unique view and an "elphie-stick" to accomplish the shot. Very very cool. No doubt the human will never forget the encounter. Rumor has it that the elephant won't either.
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    Have you seen the octopus selfies? Those are smart critters..

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    Just ever so slightly off level

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    My first thouight was that and elephant could easily get away with wearing 3 watches - pretty cool. Then Henry brought up the octopus remark and my mind started to reel. Guess all eight would have to be divers though.

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