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Wednesday, February 21 2024
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Wild elephant charges at KSRTC bus near MM Hills

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Chamrajnagara: In an incident that unfolded near the picturesque Ponnachi and Thalabetta hills situated in Chamarajanagar district, a dramatic and potentially dangerous encounter occurred between passengers of a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus and a charging wild elephant on a serene Monday morning. As the KSRTC bus made its way through the area, a wild elephant suddenly emerged from the surrounding forest, displaying aggressive behavior and attempting to charge at the vehicle.
However, the situation took an unexpected turn as the bus driver, exhibiting remarkable presence of mind and a keen understanding of the elephant’s behavior, skillfully maneuvered the bus in reverse, successfully evading the charging elephant and averting a potentially hazardous incident. The passengers aboard the bus captured this heart-pounding incident on their mobile phones, and the video swiftly gained traction across various social media platforms, quickly becoming viral.
This incident serves as a vivid reminder of the delicate balance between human activities and wildlife habitats in such regions, highlighting both the unpredictable nature of wildlife encounters and the crucial role of driver’s awareness in ensuring the safety of both passengers and the animals themselves. The incident also underscores the importance of promoting responsible behavior when traversing through wildlife-rich areas to minimize any potential disturbances to the local ecosystem while ensuring the well-being of all parties involved.

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