Thieving wild elephant steals rice from house in Chinese village

Mobile phone footage captured a wild Asian elephant stealing a bag of rice from a village home in southwestern China.

In the clip, shot in Pu’er City in Yunnan Province last Wednesday (October 24), an Asian elephant uses its trunk to steal a bag of rice from villager Yang Xuechang’s house and then runs away.

In another video, captured on October 25, the elephant can be seen sneaking into Yang’s house again, but villagers shout at it to drive it away.

Since Yang had since hidden all the rice, the elephant did not get anything the second time.