Zoo keeper Friedrich Reiseldt fed his constipated elephant 22 doses of animal laxative and more then a bushel of berries figs and prunes before the plugged up pachyderm finally got relief.
Investigators say ill-fated Fred, nearly 46, was giving the ailing elephant an olive oil enema when his efforts met with success.
The sheer force of the elephant defecation knocked Fred to the ground where he struck his head on a rock.
After poor Freddy's body was retrieved it was determined that the elephant had evacuated approximately 200 pounds of dung on top of him. It seems to be one of those freak accidents that proves - shit happens!