Beltangady: Sole Wild Elephant Marches into Human Habitat around Indabettu

Beltangady: A sole elephant that strayed from the herd, which is commonly referred to as rogue elephant, is said to have crossed river Netravati from Indabettu village into Kadirudyavara village on Monday evening.

This has created scare among the residents of Tumbejalu, Belloor Bail and surroundings. It passed though the yard in front of the house of Monte Gowda in Tumbejalu.

Further on the same path, it was spotted by a few workers engaged in harvesting work in a rice field at Tumbejalu. At Aripu, it smashed open a wooden gate to enable itself to cross over.

Three months ago, a sole pachyderm had passed by the same area and is thought to have gone back to the forest using a different route.

The residents’ worry is undestandable. Because single elephants that stray from the herd tend to feel insecure and can react violently to any sign of threat. Their instinct goes by the saying that the best form of defence is offence.

Visitors’ diary:

Puttur: Jumbo March on Shiradi Ghat Highway Brings Traffic to Standstill for Half an Hour
Sullia: It’s Action Replay ! Jumbos Return to Cause Damage to Agricultural Growth outside Town

Sullia: Citizens Heave a Sigh of Relief as Straying Jumbos Beat a Retreat into Forest

Sullia: Wild Jumbos March into Town Periphery, Camp near KVG Edu-campus

Sullia: After a Break, Wild Elephants Go on Rampage Again

Sullia: Wild Elephants Shift Focus from Mandekolu to Aletty, Play Havoc in Farms

Jumbo journal:

Chikkamagaluru: Jumbo Menace Unhindered – 5 Injured in Herd Attack near Mudigere

Subrahmanya: Kulkunda Farmer Suffers Losses as Wild Elephants Go on Rampage again
Sullia: After a Break, Wild Elephants Go on Rampage again
Subrahmanya: Wild Elephant Marches on Main Road and near Bus-stand
Madikeri: Wild Elephant Destroys Compound Wall of Sacred Heart School at Shanivarasante
Chikkamagaluru: Rogue Elephant Camps and Marches around Right inside Coffee Estate!
Madikeri: Wild Elephant Marches Close to Town, Creates Havoc at Wildlife Society Office!
Subrahmanya: After a Short Gap, Wild Elephants Begin Marching into Farms again
Puttur: Herd of Wild Elephants Appears on Highway Creating Scare and Insecurity
Sullia: Agriculturist Dies in Wild Elephant Attack – Scare Spreads in Village
Puttur: Trouble-maker Tusker Sent on ‘Punishment Transfer’ to Kanthapura Camp!
Puttur: Tusker Violence – Laxmisha Flings and Kills Mahout Chandra
Puttur: ‘Jumbo’ Scare in Town – Traffic Disrupted, Curious Mob Caned
Subrahmanya: Rogue Elephant on Rampage – Farm Growth Damaged
Beltangady: Rogue Elephant Creates Scare in Residential Areas around Mundaje
Puttur: Bilinele Resident Critically Injured in Wild Elephant Attack
Subrahmanya: Jumbo Scare – Wild Elephant’s Royal March on Highway!
Puttur: Wild Elephants Create Jumbo Scare among People Working in Farms
Subrahmanya: Wild Elephants Go on a Rampage in Farms – Heavy Loss Reported
Sullia: Wild Elephant Uproots and Rolls Giant Tree across Highway – Traffic Blocked
Puttur: Rogue Elephant Has a ‘Field’ Day in Kombaru

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