Elephant and Mice

It is amusing to think that a tiny mouse can frighten the huge elephant.  The reason, supposedly, is that a mouse could crawl into the elephant’s trunk and this might suffocate the elephant.  The truth is, that although mice are often seen running about in an elephant stall, the elephant shows no fear of them at all.

Since the elephant’s nose is a double barreled tube, it would be impossible for a mouse to suffocate an elephant by crawling into its trunk.  But should a mouse ever try, the elephant would simply blow the mouse out with a might sneeze. – Dick Rogers