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Big, big surprise: Heidi Shurtleff of Laguna Beach was...

February 04, 2007

Big, big surprise: Heidi Shurtleff of Laguna Beach was preoccupied with a book in Botswana's Vumbara Plains Camp when a curious elephant stopped by looking for a drink. Shurtleff's husband, Doug, quietly grabbed his camera and told his wife to slowly raise her head. "She did the biggest double-take I have ever seen but was silent and not frightened," he said. After 10 minutes, Heidi got up and slowly backed away. The elephant had two young ones, and the Shurtleffs decided not to press their luck.

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