Most of our elephant residents will wait for us to find them at mealtime. Not Maia. When she hears the 4-wheelers driving around, she starts looking for us. This habit of hers can leave us going in circles while she follows behind us.
Recently, we saw her across the creek earlier in the day, so we started looking for her in that area. We drove around more than once and couldn’t find her. As we searched, we kept looking over our shoulders to see if she would pop up behind us. We joked about how, if anyone was watching, they would think we were paranoid.
After searching through one yard, we headed into another, continuing to keep an eye out for Maia. Checking over our shoulders one more time, we saw Maia pop up on the road, looking for her dinner. Thankfully she is tolerant of our inability to find her as easily as she finds us.
Photo of Maia