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    Straying Thai elephant found
    Ros Chanveasna / Khmer Times



    A wild elephant that strayed into Cambodia from Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province was found yesterday morning.

    Yim Ly, provincial environment department chief, said the six-tonne female elephant had strayed into a forest in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district after crossing the border in Battamang province’s Sampov Loun district on Wednesday night.

    “The elephant is now staying in the surroundings of Yeay Sam Mountain, about three kilometres from the border,” Mr Ly said.

    He added his department dispatched officers to work in collaboration with local police to track down the elephant after learning of the animal’s presence.

    “We sent our officers to work with police to follow the elephant, keeping a distance of about 150 metres away from it,” he said.

    Mr Ly added Thai officers asked to join the operation in cooperation with the Cambodian side to observe the animal.

    “They are working with us to drive the elephant back to Thailand,” he said.

    “It is now under close observation by the environment department because we are worried that it might come to disturb villagers,” Mr Ly said, adding that local authorities warned people living near the mountain to be mindful of their safety.

    The elephant also damaged a few sugarcane and cassava fields, where local farmers were harvesting their crops. However, no harm to local villagers had been reported, according to commune police chief Captain Sous Borith.
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    I'm impressed at the distances covered, familiar with all the areas mentioned, from time living in Sa Kaeo/Kaew and now Chanthaburi, Kitchakut is about 30km from home; and the "killed several people in Chanthaburi" shouldn't that be "allegedly...?"

    ....Khao Takrup Forest Conservation Project area in Sa Kaew’s Wang Nam Yen district
    Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet district
    ... wandered into and back from Cambodia several times, otherwise migrating among forest areas in Chanthaburi – Khao Soidao, Pong Nam Ron and Khao Kitchakut.
    Plai Sidor Daeng, who weighs six tonnes despite having no tusks, is a known rogue and has killed several people in Chanthaburi.
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    I hope it isn't killed....
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    ^ has diplomatic immunity in Thailand (alleged killer) don't know if Cambodians would be so forgiving if Plai Sidor Daeng stomps a few locals

    Mention of Takrup (Khao Takrup Forest Conservation Project) we've been hiking there, rugged hills, vague tracks it wasn't the walk we anticipated, quite an adventure following a stream, vague tracks, crawl/climb up banks, but didn't notice any elephants ... I was more concerned about snakes

    (spot the camo elephant)

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    I can't see the elephant?
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    ^ exactly, difficult to see both of them.
    This is the same tactic they use when hunting Chanthaburi rubber-tappers ... tread softly ....
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    Damn elephants. They should at least be required to carry proper immigration papers... same as us smarter humans. 5555555555


    That jungle/forest is just the kind of country I like to travel, Hatari. I carry a machete. And yes, do watch out for snakes. Unlike cobras, Vipers don't give any warning before striking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    I can't see the elephant?

    Im hiding under the water DP 555...........................................


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    Prachup Khiri Khan officials will summon owners of rifles in Kui Buri district for checks of their guns after initial autopsy found rifle bullet in a 20-year-old bull elephant found dead in Kui Buri national park on Friday (Jan 12).
    Forensic autopsy conducted at Mahidol University in Bangkok showed it died from a rifle shot which pierced through its left ear. Shot gun pellets were also found on its body.
    Officials will order owners of all rifles to hand over them to authorities for forensic examination to see if any of them match with the bullet found in the elephant’s carcass.
    Forestry will take legal action of the shooter.
    The carcass of the elephant was yesterday (Jan 14) burnt at the scene with a religious rite performed by monks for the animal.
    Park officials found the 20-year-old elephant shot dead near a small stream at the national park on Friday.
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    ^That's not the wandering female elephant though is it?
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    ^ no, Thai news has Plai Sidor Daeng 10-25km inside Cambodia, Banteay Meanchey province

    Cambodian search party. Anyone seen a 6 ton elephant recently?



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    12 January 2018. Up to 40 elephants visited a small rural school at Klong Takue, Takiab District, Chachoengsao, making their own entrance into school grounds through a brick wall, as children watched quietly from the second floor of the school building

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