Wild Elephant Blocks Road, Steals Loads Of Sugarcane From Trucks
Many people can’t help but admire the grace and beauty of elephants whenever they see one. These gentle giants are definitely a sight to behold. Who always seem to fascinate humans with their behavior. This is because elephants are extremely intelligent and can often surprise us with their clever thinking. Auan-tia is a juvenile elephant living at the Wildlife Sanctuary in Chachoengsao, Thailand. In a video from March 2019, she can be seen stopping traffic to steal sugar cane from the back of passing trucks.
This hilariously clever elephant has learned that the cars and trucks passing the sanctuary will slow down or stop completely if she gets close. This means Auan-tia can freely take whatever she desires. Like most animals, her main desire is food. She seems to have realized that wherever humans are, there is bound to be something to eat. In this case, she is absolutely correct.
Elephants are known for their sweet tooth and enjoy foods such as bananas and sugar cane. They will often demolish local farmer’s fields in order to consume these delights! A stunned tourist on a Thai highway captured a video of an elephant blocking traffic by stealing sugar cane from incoming vehicles. Auan-tia is a young elephant that has spent the majority of his life in a nearby sanctuary. In the footage, the elephant is seen stepping onto the road and delaying traffic so it may steal sugar cane from passing vehicles. The cars had no choice but to slow down and let the young elephant investigate more. He stumbles upon a vehicle with an open top and decides to go for it and In the process, the beautiful creature had produced full gridlock.
The elephant attempted to steal from over 12 different cars in a two-hour span, according to witnesses, before returning to the jungle.
Because he was such a big elephant, no one dared to approach him and drive him back into the bush. Cars were past him at a snail’s speed, while waiting in long lines for him.
For several minutes, Auan-tia rummaged into each vehicle that had been traveling from a nearby farm. After searching through one car, he looted some food and then held up the next vehicle in line to do the same. His meal that day consisted of sugar cane and tapioca.
Wildlife officials cautioned motorists to be wary of the animal, although the elephants in this region are friendly and rarely cause harm to humans. Truck drivers are used to seeing elephants on the road, so they take extra measures, but this was an unusual case in which the beast stopped a huge number of vehicles and refused to go.