How to panic an Elephant

The Romans defeated Hannibal’s elephants after they found that the elephants were afraid of the smell of horse blood. On the battlefield they slit the throats of their own horses in order to cause the enemy’s mounts to panic.

5 thoughts on “How to panic an Elephant”

  1. ummm and they would know how? – how exactly do they know this?some kind of evidence had to have been found

  2. WRONG – all of hannibals elephants died crossing the alps not 1 was involved in any fights with the romans

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