Press Esc to close
Wednesday 26 November 2014
News updated at 3:42 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.1°C
Min : 17°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Wild elephants give a slip to forest staff

Madikeri: Nov 6, 2012

Services of tamed pachyderms used

The forest department did not succeed on Monday in chasing a herd of wild elephants which has been camping near an estate at Kadagadalu, near Madikeri for the last three months.

The herd was spotted at Rose Valley estate, Modoor Estate, Korthi Kaadu and surrounding areas.

The officials have using the services of six tamed elephants from Dubare and Aanekadu elephant camps to drive the rogue elephants back to the forest. The services of Vikram, Gopi, Harsha and Theertha, who had taken part in Dasara jamboo savari procession, were also utilised.

   The forest department officials started the operation on Monday morning, but did not spot any of the rogue elephants. Earlier, the authorities had burst crackers to chase away the elephants.


    Speaking to Deccan Herald, DRFO Raghava said that the pachyderms do not move frequently during day time. They would have been hiding inside the estates. We will continue the operation, till they are driven back to the forest. 

The operation against wild elephants was led by RFO Acchappa.   “With the spotting of wild elephants, the estate labourers are worried over their life. We are working under fear of the elephant attack. In fact, we are scared to send our children to schools,” said labourer Oman.

   She said the wild elephants must be forced back to the forest, for the safety of the villagers and the labourers.
DH News Service

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
It is business as usual in Leopold Cafe on the eve of the anniversary ...

It is business as usual in Leopold Cafe on the eve of the anniversary ...

England's captain Alastair Cook (R) talks with his teammate Ravi Bopara...

England's captain Alastair Cook (R) talks with his teammate Ravi Bopara...

Models pose with a car during the inauguration of the Lamborghini showroom...

Models pose with a car during the inauguration of the Lamborghini showroom...

Women from the Delhi police force, undergo martial arts training...

Women from the Delhi police force, undergo martial arts training...

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza blows whistle to joins campaign...

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza blows whistle to joins campaign...

Children rights activist Baburaj, Good Sheperd High School headmistress ...

Children rights activist Baburaj, Good Sheperd High School headmistress ...

A Sun Bird sits on a branch of Jacaranda flower tree...

A Sun Bird sits on a branch of Jacaranda flower tree...

BJP MP'S meeting in Parliament house...

BJP MP'S meeting in Parliament house...

Bipasha Basu and Milind Soman at Pinkathon announcement

Bipasha Basu and Milind Soman at Pinkathon announcement

Modi with BJP leaders at an election rally in Jharkhand

Modi with BJP leaders at an election rally in Jharkhand

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523