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Elephants chase motorbike driver to Chon Buri home

Caitlin Ashworth

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PHOTO: Facebook: I'am Niddeaw Nana

Wild elephants chased a motorbike driver in Chon Buri, following him to a family’s home where he stopped and asked to hide inside. 3 elephants ran after him to the house and damaged the front of the home.

Luckily, the elephants weren’t able to enter inside the home and the family, including a child and a pregnant woman, were not harmed. One resident live streamed the elephant intrusion on Facebook, recording an elephant wandering in their outdoor living space and knocking down laundry that was hanging up to dry. Locals called authorities and 10 officers responded to the call at around 10pm. They were able to lead the 3 elephants back into the forest.

Elephants in the area have been an issue, and local residents have been asking authorities to help move the elephants deeper into the jungle, away from residential homes and roads. Last month, in the same district, an elephant wandered to a resident’s home, knocking down a bamboo fence. The family home was made of zinc panels. Alarmed by the elephant outside, the father kicked out a section of the wall and fled the area with his wife and daughter.

Watch the live video HERE.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    What did he do?
    Blast his horn at them because they were in the road?

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    Al

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    The elephants were not amused and kept the wallet which they wanted to return which the bike rider had dropped earlier on!

    Maybe now they will spend it on a few Beer Changs amongst themselves! 😉

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    They are likely to visit this house again.
    Elephants never forget . . .

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    lol

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    preesy chepuce

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Why not give the elephants citizenship and chanotes for their jungle home?

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    aaron

    Friday, October 30, 2020 at 1:57 am

    let this be a lesson to anyone visiting Thailand… don’t borrow money from the elephants, no matter how low the interest rate is. They WILL collect!

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    JKU

    Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Uhhh … WHERE in Chonburi have these elephants been causing problems?

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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