Kees

Kees

Posted on 01/28/2008


Photo taken on January 27, 2008


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elephant
Icking
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Crocofant
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Elephants at Icking 1

Elephants at Icking 1
Sunday afternoon. A pleasant walk to the Isar nearby. I took my camera, though it was gloomy, and I had little hope of taking any noteworthy pictures. For once, I was lucky.

In Winter, we have to reckon with things like this. Nevertheless, an encounter with elephants is always spectacular. I took several pictures, and found it difficult to keep the camera steady. My efforts to repair the first photo of the series were only moderately successful.

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**~Sara~**
**~Sara~**
Dang! I thought maybe you took a trip to Africa or at least became a photographer for the National Geographic or something. What the HELL is elephants doing walking around in a forest like this in friggin' GERMANY?! Never seen anything like this except in magazines.

And...what do you know about the word "reckon"? Is this an everyday word to EVERYONE?! i thought only southern American's used this? I guess maybe in different context or something?? You see how geographically challenged I am? I only know the south.

" I reck'n me an ole billybob goin' down to the crick to catch us sum dat dare fish."
As to your: We have to reckon with things like this.
=))
9 years ago.
Kees has replied to **~Sara~**
Yes, ma’am! I reckon I’m a Southerner! Or was it because I had just been watching Peckinpah’s “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid”? Or because I start confusing languages when I’m getting tired? :-)

A small circus by the name of “Crocofant” is used to spend the winters at Icking. Its main attraction are these two elephant ladies, Miry and Betty, who have made an impressive career in film (Asterix) and opera (Aida), and can often be found taking some exercise in the woods between the village and the river. No shows, only elephant riding for kids and the young at heart. This will last until the end of February, when the circus goes on tour again.
9 years ago.
**~Sara~**
**~Sara~**
Ohhh yeah....and very cool pic!! Thanks for sharing!;)
9 years ago.
Kees has replied to **~Sara~**
Thank you for looking! :-)
9 years ago.
renovatio06
renovatio06
Really wild, wow! :D Right, Crocofant, that's the name of that circus. I think, I have seen - and photographed - those two, as well. Must have been late summer 2007, when they were being filmed at AGROB studios in Ismaning (*rummages through his image library.. ,-)*)
9 years ago.
Kees has replied to renovatio06
I think I remember your pictures. If you’re an Ickinger, and go for a walk, you know you may encounter those elephants, and it exhilarates you if you do. It’s different when you have no reason to expect them. My first encounter in the woods, years ago, was a sensation. I didn’t call the police, though, as did a lady earlier this week:
Hungriger Elefant am Straßenrand
Ein gehöriger Schrecken ist einer Autofahrerin am Samstag südlich von Grünwald in die Glieder gefahren: Sie fuhr gegen 14.30 Uhr Richtung Ebenhausen – und sah ein paar Meter neben der Straße zwischen den Bäumen eines Waldstücks einen Elefanten, der scheinbar frei umherlief und gerade ein paar Äste verspeiste. Die Frau verständigte die Polizei. Die Streife konnte die Situation aber schnell aufklären: Der Elefant war in Begleitung eines Pflegers, beide gehören zu einem Wanderzirkus, der zurzeit in Icking stationiert ist. Elefanten brauchen Auslauf, weswegen der Pfleger das große Tier also sozusagen Gassi führte. Elefant und Pfleger durften mit dem Segen der Polizei weiterlaufen.”
(Süddeutsche Zeitung, February 4th, 2008)
9 years ago.
renovatio06
renovatio06
Ich lach mich tot! :-D Zu gut! ;-)
9 years ago.