sure enough, they are luring her with all kinds of treats, including a pickup truck filled with corn stalks [yeah, it's really yummy for the elephants and it's like a tea time snack]. she's not having any of it and eventually the mahouts have to ignore her. she doesn't like that either so she wanders over to a bunch of trees. i whip out my camera because i know she's going to be getting into some kind of trouble and i am not disappointed.
she wraps her trunk around one tree and gives it a tug but it doesn't move much.
she moves over to a smaller tree and gives that a tiny shake.
yep. that one gives a little bit and so there's a big shake and a huge CRACK.
she finishes it off by stepping on it and comes crashing to the ground.
she dances around a bit, rips off a branch with her trunk and shakes it around.
Derrick [not a mahout] shows up and tells her she's naughty and gets her to push it out of the road.
which she does, sortof, with a bit of flamboyance.
Faa Sai is
she does a victory lap around the platform with one of branches. it starts to rain [monsoon rain] and it takes about two hours to get her into her pen.
it takes a ton of patience and heaps of love to do what the team at the Elephant Nature Park does and i am so happy that they are getting worldwide recognition for their devotion.