A dramatic incident in an animal corridor in India caught social media’s attention as three men found themselves being chased by a herd of enraged elephants.
The video, shared on Twitter by Indian Forest Services officer Susanta Nanda, has sparked widespread concern.
Watch the video at the end.
The men’s misguided attempt to capture selfies with the wild animals led to a heated confrontation that resulted in the elephants pursuing them.
The video captures the heart-pounding moment when the men dash away in fear. The panic is so intense that one of them even drops his mobile phone in haste to escape.
Ignoring the fallen device, the men prioritize their safety and flee from the charging elephants. Unfortunately, the video ends abruptly, leaving the aftermath uncertain.
Addressing the incident, the IFS officer remarked, “For having a selfie, they not only do foolish things but do them with enthusiasm.”
Twitter users have responded vehemently, condemning the men’s actions as “atrocious” and “foolish.”
Calls for legal repercussions against the individuals who invaded the elephants’ habitat have surfaced, with criticisms also directed at forest guards’ apparent lack of vigilance.
Amid the outrage, some users advocated for improved wildlife protection. One tweet urged, “Forest guards should be a little vigilant!”
Another tweet questioned the situation: “Encroaching wildlife and their habitat is not only dangerous but also a crime. Where are the forest guards on duty?”
However, not all opinions sided against the elephants. One tweet noted, “Serves them right, hopefully, a lesson for a lifetime.”
A thought-provoking tweet observed, “Humans behave like idiotic animals, and animals behave more human than humans.”
The viral clip has garnered significant attention, attracting over twenty-seven thousand views on Twitter alone.
This incident echoes a similar event from the previous month, when a man faced a difficult situation while encroaching on the territory of a wild elephant in a sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala.
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