Circus elephant shot in drive-by shooting

A Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus elephant was victim of a drive-by shooting in Mississippi. Elephant Carol, 39, is on the circus route that passed through the Western Michigan area in the past year.
AP Wire
Apr 10, 2013

 

A circus veterinarian says the Asian elephant wounded in a drive-by shooting in Mississippi should be fully recovered within a few weeks.

Meanwhile, a reward for information leading to an arrest has climbed to $21,000.

Dr. Dennis Schmitt, a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus veterinarian, says the 39-year-old Asian elephant named Carol will be taken home to Springfield, Mo., to recuperate.

Schmitt says the bullet hit Carol in the neck just above the shoulder, but it missed any major blood vessels or nerves.

Schmitt says the elephant has been alert and active since the injury.

Police Chief Tony Carleton says a vehicle drove past Tupelo BancorpSouth Arena about 2 a.m. and fired into the area. Police are investigating.

Comments

Sandypants

What a horrible shame. Well wishes for a speedy recovery Carol. Hopefully the Mississippi law enforcement community will soon identify the donkey that committed this senseless crime soon, and justice will prevail.

Wingmaster

Hey that's funny Sandypants, I was thinking a Democrat shot the elephant too.

 

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