“What’s the average speed of a rampaging elephant?”

Hmm, how hard could it be to track a rampaging elephant in the United States?  Just follow the destruction, stupefied homeowners, and authorities already hot on its trail.

But Bill Ellis is easily impressed by anybody who can connect the dots. So why is this a job for Mark, who is a nature journalist, not an animal tracker? Seems to be quite a stretch. At least, Mark seems to have enough good sense to consider the second assignment.