I think it's funnier if it's imaginary and riding. To others it would look as if you're only pretending to ride a mount.
In the original winnie-the-pooh books (where the name heffalump comes from) they are completely imaginary. They are also elephants. Which is why I'm posting, why do we have a picture of... well not sure what it is, but it doesn't look like an elephant! Anyone want to explain, or should I replace it? --Brinjal
Bringal, don't worry; we're already two steps ahead of you. You are right that the Heffalump is an imaginary elephant and that point is reflected in the scientific name. The picture is a modified version of a picture of a shadow of a Heffalump. An unmodified version can be found on the Winnie the Poo wiki here. A picture of a shadow helped to support the article's comment about there being debate about what the monster looks like. --BlueStapler (talk) 19:03, 30 July 2013 (BST)
Ah. Thanks for the explanation. I think personally that some of the other pictures on the page you linked to would be better, (as the shadow doesn't even look like the shadow of something from the other images) however now that it has been explained I understand and don't really mind if you leave it as is, just a recommendation. --Brinjal
the heffylumpus monster thing...
I luv hevvolumpz
The Ultra God (talk) 19:57, 8 August 2018 (UTC)