Types ATU0228 titmouse tries to be big as a bear
L0314.1 bird flies into large animal's ear and killshim
L0315.1.1 mouse runs into buffalo's ear and overcomes him
Klipple has 8 examples of this type and 5 are like Harris: in 4 elephant is victim and in one rhinoceros is victim; the little creatures are thousand-legs, wren, hummingbird or bees. Generally the animals don't die; it's like in Harris: big animal admits defeat.
Flowers has a Bahaman tale about cricket and elephant; Flowers puts it under ATU0075 Help of the weak
Baer concludes: "Africa is undoubtedly the sourcce of both the West Indian and Afro-American versions."