Puttur: Jumbo March on Shiradi Ghat Highway Brings Traffic to Standstill for Half an Hour

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Puttur: The issue of man-elephant conflict often comes to the fore as wild jumbos keep making guest appearances in human areas and sometimes on arterial roads in the district.

The upgradation of the Shiradi highway has been hitting roadblocks for a major reason also. Labourers are expected to stay overnight during the progress of work. But wild animals keep moving about on the highway late in the night, which factor has scared the workforce and not many are coming forth to face risks.

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A march of wild elephants near the Chaumundi shrine on the Shiradi ghat between Nov 2 and 3 raised an alarm for the residents and motorists. Traffic was blocked for over half an hour the mighty pachyderms crossed the road. Only after ensuring that everything was safe, traffic was resumed.

Bikers and drivers of smaller vehicles have been asked to be cautious and watchful during the nights while travelling on the road.

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Recent visits:

Sullia: It’s Action Replay ! Jumbos Return to Cause Damage to Agricultural Growth outside Town

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:

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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