Sunday, September 6, 2009
Photo Courtesy of Nation Group
THAK – An ex-merchant discovered a weird creature said to be a miniature water elephant. He said a Burmese man had found it dead and had given it to him.
The x-ray image of the creature shows a distinct elephantine structure.
On September 1st, Police Sub-Lieutenant Phongsak Theptian during his shift in Thak said that he had met Mr. Chuyot, an ex-merchant who used to trade wood with the Burmese.
Mr. Chuyot currently owns and runs a papaya plantation and a corn farm. Chuyot told the sub-lieutenant that he had in his possession an extraordinary creature: a tiny elephant or what Chuyot has now called a water elephant. The water elephant was allegedly found dead by a Burmese man who had gone fishing in a deep jungle river.
Mr. Chuyot brought the elephant in for the Sub-Lieutenant Phongsak to inspect. It was seven centimeters in length and had ivories, a trunk, a long tail and four webbed feet. They took the elephant to be x-rayed at Phawo hospital. The creature has an authentic skeleton and bone structure similar to those of elephants.
Sub-Lieutenant Phongsak has sent x-ray films and photographs to the press and the story has generated interest in the scientific community.
What is a miniature water elephant? We still don't know.
Courtesy of Nation Group
Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak
Posted by Adrian Tse at 8:39 AM