This is just bonkers!!
In Tupelo, Mississippi the cops are looking for the gunman who opened fire on a Barnum & Bailey circus elephant!
Thankfully, Carol wasn't seriously injured, though she's still going to go to Missouri for treatment.
She's expected to make a full recovery.
The cops are moving forward with their investigation, planning to bring down federal charges on anyone involved.
It's a federal offense because the elephant is protected under the Endangered Species Act!
PETA is offering a $5,000 reward for info leading to the conviction of those involved in this horrible crime.
Some people are just total sickos.
So glad Carol is okay, though.
[Image via Petr Novák/Wikimedia Commons.]