This young elephant’s plan to escape the heat and take a refreshing dip in an Indian army reservoir tank went awry when he was unable to get out.
After splashing for a while, he found himself being approached by soldiers on a digger.
But luckily for him, they were coming to his rescue – and proceeded to smash the tank’s wall so he could make an easier exit.
Refreshing: The young elephant had been crossing the army quarters with his herd in west Bengal when he became stuck in a reservoir water tank
He soon became stuck and found himself being approached by Indian army soldiers on a digger
He had been crossing the Bengdubi army quarters, 15 miles from the city of Siliguri, West Bengal, with his herd when members of the 16 Field Ammunition Depot were called into action.
They were joined by the elephant squad of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary.
Help at hand: Members of the the 16 Field Ammunition Depot were called into action with staff from the elephant squad of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary