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Wooden creature seen in woods: Alligator/croc or elephant

2018-03-01 - Montpelier, Adair County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
This stump stood out, intentionally or by chance. It appeared to the photographer to be an alligator or crocodile, but to others, an elephant or mastodons. But even eons ago, back in the 1900's only elephants were seen in this country, mostly when traveling here from Indiana or Florida, mostly with circuses, and most of the time they didn't escape, though there are actual accounts of such happenings, it is believed. But only heroic historians who dare to delve where others dare not, remember these essential facts. If you care to comment, you are welcome - EW

Comments, clarifications, corrections, and apropos recollections
  1. Sonny Williams - The elephant in the garden, eating Mrs. Downey's cabbage
  2. Mike Watson - History with Mike Watson: 1824 - When 'lyons, tigers' were in Columbia
  3. JDGEE - Columbia City Police solve Mammoth Crime - 16 Jun 1970 bringing back a Pete Walker classic story of the Elephant in Mrs. Downey's Garden

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