27 May '15, 4am

Yet another reason why we need stop allowing pests through the forests. Poor elephant's gonna have indigestion now!

A selfie could win you brownie points, but it could be dangerous given the way people are going about it. A family, who tried to click a selfie (or should we call it elphie?) with an elephant at Bandipur, had a close shave when the pachyderm charged at their car and had their bag containing debit cards, cash and gold taken away. The scenes of this alarming incident were captured by a Kerala-based wildlife photographer Austin Cherupuzha. Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, Austin said the incident occurred on Friday in Bandipur at 5 pm when a couple -- yet to be identified -- travelling towards Ooty decided to take a selfie with an elephant with its calf in the backdrop. "I was on an assignment to Bandipur and it was then that I noticed this strange incident. On spotting the elephant and its calf, the family parked their car on the roadside and stepped out of the vehicle. They be...

Full article: http://www.bangaloremirror.com/news/state/Bandipur-elepha...

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