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Rampaging elephants trash police checkpoint

By Apichart Hongsakul
The Nation 

 

Wild elephants rampaged in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Hua Hin District destroying the police checkpoint on Nong Plab – Pa La-u road. No one was injured.

 

Pol-Major Suwit Maneewong, the commander of the police aerial re-enforcement company, found that a wild elephant attack last night had collapsed the walls of the dormitory and canteen buildings. 

 

Suwit said that four officers were stationed at the checkpoint at the time of elephant attack, but none were injured.

 

“We have set up the permanent road checkpoint at this area for almost 20 years, but no such incident ever happened before,” he said.

 

“There are many wild elephants live around here, but most of them are friendly and the police also provide them water from time to time.”

 

However, he noticed that the number of wild elephants in the area has been increasing and some of them were becoming aggressive. In early June one of the local people’s houses was attacked by the herd of wild elephants.

 

“We will step up the surveillance to inspect the elephants’ behaviour and provide safety for the people and our officers, as we have seen that the elephants are more aggressive,” he added.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30319651

 

 
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That thought crossed my mind, once or twice.

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Hunger and/or thirst is the probable explanation and it needs to be addressed.


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18 minutes ago, Carib said:

Who hired the elephants ? :whistling:

Exactly my thoughts. Also wonder who trained them for their performance...

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1 hour ago, Lupatria said:

Exactly my thoughts. Also wonder who trained them for their performance...

Exactly, now to get them to sort our noisy neighbours, people dumping rubbish, setting light to grass etc, not to mention people driving down the wrong side of the roads.  Maybe the PM might like to enlist them in his drive against corruption I'm sure they could sniff out the dishonest people?

 

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call in the army 

can't, they are doing our job somewhere else

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9 hours ago, rooster59 said:

most of them are friendly

not quite comforting

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Well, this is only the beginning.  There are animal anti-authority, anti-corruption, and pro-democracy groups popping up all over.  Elephants Against Corruption seems to have hit this post, but there are the Devil Dogs for Democracy and Monkeys for Anarchy.  Maybe the humans will follow?

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It seems the CCTV was not working.

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