Extra! Korea

September 16, 2009

Woman attacked by elephant; MySpace comments possible motive

Filed under: hard to categorize — extrakorea @ 1:49 pm

According to the Korea Herald and Korea Times, a woman named Kim was walking in the zoo in Children’s Grand Park when she suddenly felt a pain in the back of her head. Turning around, she saw two rocks, each the size of a fist. Looking around the vicinity, she saw who she believes is the only possible culprit: an elephant. Police are investigating.

“No one else other than that elephant could have thrown those stones at me,” Kim said to the police. “The park should take responsibility for neglecting to supervise the animal.”

The police are checking CCTV tapes and questioning zoo officials, in response to this unprecedented case.

The motive for the attack is unknown. There are unsubstantiated rumors, though, that the woman wrote anti-pachyderm comments on her MySpace page.


  1. I saw something on TV about this. She went to the zoo’s infirmary to complain, but they couldn’t find any signs that she had been struck. The video captured by CCTV camera doesn’t show the elephant throwing a rock at anyone, either. There’s a rock that it uses to gather moisture from the ground (it sucks the moisture, take the rock out of its mouth and flips it a couple of feet over its shoulders), but it doesn’t throw rocks. Her claims are dubious enough that the TV host joked that maybe the cops should take the elephant to the station and keep it there until it confesses.

    Comment by Teadrinker — September 18, 2009 @ 2:19 am

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