Tuskers camp near waterbody, return to forest in the evening
July 28, 2021
The two elephants that ventured into a waterbody at Narasipuram on
Two tuskers that strayed from Siruvani forests spent their day cooling
themselves in a waterbody at Narasipuram, near Coimbatore, on Wednesday.
The elephants walked out of the tank to the nearest forest in the evening
after keeping the Forest Department staff waiting for their return for
nearly 12 hours.
According to District Forest Officer D. Venkatesh, the two male elephants
had come out of forest from Vettaikaran Kovil area of Narasipuram beat of
Boluvampatti forest range around 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
A border night patrolling team of the department tried to drive them back
to the forest. However, the tuskers moved through the Siruvani pipeline and
ventured into a tank at Narasipuram around 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
The tuskers spent the whole day taking bath in the tank and grazing the
grass. The staff did not drive out the elephants from the tank during the
day as the movement of people was high in surrounding villages.
Boluvampatti forest range officer T. Saravanan said that the elephants
walked back to the nearest reserve forest, around 4 km from the waterbody,
around 6 p.m.