Elephants Rescue Stranded Truck in Louisiana

They pushed to stop big rig toppling over
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
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Posted Mar 26, 2015 12:11 AM CDT
Elephants Rescue Stranded Truck in Louisiana
The elephants kept the truck upright until help arrived.   (Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)

Two circus elephants being taken from New Orleans to Dallas helped out instead of making a break for freedom when the 18-wheeler carrying them ran into trouble. Police in Natchitoches Parish, La., say they received a call about a stranded truck on Interstate 49 and when they arrived, they were astounded to see two elephants pushing to keep it upright, NBC reports. The truck had become stuck in mud at the edge of the soft shoulder after the driver pulled over, according to the sheriff's office. Police say that after a wrecker freed the truck, the driver—who doubles as an elephant trainer—walked the unharmed elephants back inside with spoken commands, Reuters reports. (Three other circus elephants who got a taste of freedom went on a rampage in a St. Louis parking lot.)

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