Friday, June 6, 2008

WaKeeney Makes International News

This real life Nelly the elephant packed her trunk and said goodbye to the circus - after being spooked by a tornado.

She was one of a pair in Kansas that escaped their enclosure and roamed a town before being captured.

One of the animals entered a back garden less than a mile from the fairgrounds in WaKeeney and was blocked off by fire trucks until trainers could coax it onto a truck, Trego County Sheriff Richard Schneider said.

"I guess it got tired of walking around," he added.

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