Circus elephant shot in drive-by shot in Miss.[sic]
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.What kind of mouthbreathing oxygen thief takes a potshot at a captive elephant? I mean, really. Now, it was most likely a handgun round, in which case it probably didn't penetrate very much, so the animal wasn't seriously hurt, but still. A drive-by shooting? On an elephant? I'm guessing that frosty malt beverages were involved. "Bet you can't hit that!" "The hell I can't!"
Circus spokeswoman Melinda Hartline says the elephant was not seriously hurt Tuesday. She says no other animals were harmed.
I'm thinking we have the makings of a classic beer commercial here. "It's 2AM. You just shot an animal the size of a dumptruck. It's [cheap beer name] time!"
That is all.