Angry elephant chases noisy vehicles on a road through its territory in Sri Lanka

An elephant in Sri Lanka had enough of noisy vehicles on a road through its territory, when it attempted to chase several of them down. The incident happened in Maduru Oya in the country's North Central Province on Wednesday November 10. The giant jumbo appeared from the forest beside the road and sprinted towards the first moving vehicle. The panicked driver hit the gas and accelerated away just in time. Soon after, the elephant chased after an auto-ricksaw (tuk-tuk) that, with its tiny engine, only barely manages to outpace the speedy creature. Elephants in the region are known for straying off their natural corridors. Sometimes this results in conflict with humans, who are increasingly encroaching on their habitat, such as with heavy traffic on rural roads.

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