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Another elephant rampage in Kerala caught on camera

This time, an elephant was caught running amok on the streets of Kongad, Palakkad, in Kerala.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 28, 2016 12:01 pm
elephant rampage1_759 The incident seems to have happened on February 25, and a video capturing the elephant on a demolition mission has gone viral. (Source: Facebook)

How much damage can a single elephant do? Trust us, you do not want to know the answer to that.

In yet another case of an elephant running amok in Kerala, a single angry elephant ended up completely demolishing a series of modes of transport. The incident reportedly took place in Kongad, Palakkad district of Kerala. Interestingly, the elephant first attacked a motorbike, followed by an three-wheeler autorickshaw and then a tempo truck — going from two-wheelers and working its way up to four-wheelers.

The incident seems to have happened around February 25, which was when a video capturing the elephant on a demolition mission was uploaded, which has subsequently gone viral. Initially, the elephant was tethered to something, but it manages to break free, thus scaring the people around. Two mahouts on the elephant try and calm the creature down, but to little avail.

Watch the video here.
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This is not the first such incident caught on camera, let alone the countless others that don’t get captured. Previously a wild elephant had run amok in Puthiyapalam, Kozhikode, in January. There was also a similar case in Siliguri, West Bengal, earlier this month as well. Such cases of elephants losing their temper and going on a rampage on the streets of Kerala, and other parts of the country too, is quite common and locals have been complaining about such incidents for quite a while.

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  1. Alice Simpson
    Mar 4, 2016 at 6:24 am
    Elephants are wild animals with no desire to please humans. They cannot be made to perform unnatural behaviors or work they don't want to do without the use of force and intimidation which starts when they are babies and taken from their mothers and beaten into submission. When they go "crazy," they're just getting even for the abuse and confinement they've been forced to endure for years. It's no surprise they occasionally "snap" an "go berserk." They have been made "crazy" by the cruel treatment they have received. They can only take it so long before they rebel.
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      Rama S
      Feb 28, 2016 at 7:26 pm
      I know in Kerala, people are crazy about having elephants in festival and with Gulf money, sponsorship for elephants is only increasing. I saw in Ernakulam Siva temple, five elephants cramped into a small space. If they want to continue with elephant craze, let them give tranquilizer shots to the mahouts and train the mahouts to use them when the elephants go crazy. Otherwise, common people having meagre income with autorickshaws, scooters etc will suffer, apart from lifetime disability to injured. Here is an elephant that is just crushing vehicles and can crush people.