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PHOTO: "Shifty Poses With Tragic Results - Thailand 2002"

Shifty (# 5) is seen here spending way too much time posing for a photograph while failing to note the 'granny' knot that his mahout is deliberately tying. This inattention to less frivolous issues such as his own safety was to lead to a near catastrophe during the game, when he slipped down the side of the elephant. Other than the blows to his pride, he was uninjured.

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