Paw & Order: Hungry Elephant Shows Up to Chinese Inn Uninvited

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Guess who's coming to dinner?

A wild elephant showed up to a southwest China inn Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses say the mammoth strolled onto the first floor at about 4:30 p.m., lured there by the smell of corn and oranges.

Then, a stroke of luck. The inn's owner, Xu Hongwei also happens to be a member of an elephant patrol team in the village. He was able to handle the elephant so no one got hurt.

Others jumped in, helping to control traffic so they could safely usher the elephant out. 

After a four-hour stay, the elephant returned to the forest. 

Hongwei noted that the elephant first arrived in the village on Friday evening, with an empty stomach. He went through several homes looking for something to eat. 

The sticky fingered elephant — the latest culprit in another case of Paw & Order.


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