...why, what are those creatures, making honey down there? They ca'n't be bees--nobody ever saw bees a mile off, you know--" and for some time she stood silent, watching one of them that was bustling among the flowers, poking its proboscis into them "just as if it was a regular bee," thought Alice.
However, this was anything but a regular bee: in fact, it was an elephant--as Alice soon found out, though the idea quite took her breath away at first. "And what enormous flowers they must be!" was her next idea. "Something like cottages with the roofs taken off, and stalks put to them--and what quantities of honey they must make! I think I'll go down and--no, I won't go just yet," she went on, checking herself as she was just beginning to run down the hill, and trying to find some excuse for turning shy so suddenly." It'll never do to go down among them without a good long branch to brush them away--and what fun it'll be when they ask me how I liked my walk. I shall say, "Oh, I liked it well enough--" (here came the favourite little toss of the head), "only it was so dusty and hot and the elephants did tease so!"
Lewis Carroll, from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872