“You’re getting sleepy . . . ” may have been the last words of a man in the Yala National Park in Sri Lanka after he tried to hypnotize an elephant. The elephant proceeded to crush the man.
The 41-year-old man was reportedly trying to impress tourists who filmed the fatal effort. It is not clear how one hypnotizes an elephant who cannot understand English but clearly this man does not know either.
Not too surprising, some at the scene suggested that alcohol may have played a role. It is unlawful in the park to leave your vehicle. Up until now there was no need to expressly ban hypnotizing animals.