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Your Daily Elephant: The Underside of a Trunk

As humans are right or left-handed, so are elephants right or left-trunked, preferring to grab and wrap one way or the other.  One of the ways to determine an elephant’s dominant tendencies is to inspect the underside of its trunk for grass stains on either the right side or the left. But before you do this, make sure you know the elephant and, more importantly, the elephant knows you.

photograph by Cheryl Merrill
photograph by Cheryl Merrill

 

Posted in Elephants, Nature, Photography, Travel

Trunk

photograph by Cheryl Merrill
photograph by Cheryl Merrill

Funky jazzy trombone trunk.       Snaking snorkeling vacuuming trunk.       Showerhead.       Backhoe.       Slinky.       Shimmying sucking swigging trunk.       Empty pipe.       Water gun.       Periscope.       Plucking siphoning tenacious trunk.       Kazoo.       Tweezers.       Tentacle.       Affectionate handshaking pickpocket trunk.       Python.       Air hose.       Question mark.       Whistling snorting sneezing trunk.

 

Breathtaking trunk.