Raiding elephants smash gate "for fun"

Two elephants decided to have some fun while raiding a house in Yasalur village near Sakleshpur in southern India on August 22.

The young tuskers had entered the town from a nearby forest and picked a house to raid for food.

A video shot by an earthmover driver shows both of them breaking down the iron gate of the house to clear the way. All it takes is a nudge from the behemoths for the gate to topple.

But instead of walking in, they change their minds and lift their heavy legs over the wall.

The filmer said: “It was baffling. While they could have walked in easily, they chose to cross over the compound. It was like both had decided to have some fun.”