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Elephant takes a dip on Pinellas beach

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REDINGTON BEACH, FL (WFLA) - A swimming trunk of a different kind surprised many people who were at the beach in Pinellas County Saturday.

Beach goers captured the unusual sight of an elephant enjoying itself in the Gulf of Mexico.

The animal was taking a dip in the water off Redington Beach.

The elephant was on the beach for entertainment
during a 60th birthday party held by Claudia McCorkle.

Town commissioners approved the request from McCorkle to have the animal at her beach home during a February 4th meeting. The town's Beach Park parking lot was used to load and unload the elephant.

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