Wild elephant chases tourist car along rural road in south India


A wild elephant emerged from the bushes to chase a tourist vehicle on a rural road in south India yesterday (April 1).

The incident took place while the vehicle was travelling fm Udagamandalam to Adhivasi village in Tamil Nadu state, when the group was chased by a wild elephant for some distance.

There is currently a drought in the Masinakudi forest area near Udagamandalam, causing many wild animals to travel searching for water and greenery.

Reportedly a group of wild elephants crossed the road in Masinapalli near to Adhivasi village and entered the Mudumalai Forest Tiger sanctuary, when they were interrupted by the passing tourist vehicle.

After the rest of the herd crossed, one female elephant broke off to suddenly chase the tourists, terrifying the whole group.