Elephants are dangerous

10 Dec 2014 10:35 - 08 Nov 2017 09:04 #2583 by rushenb
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http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/448554/woman-killed-by-elephant-in-hua-hin

This is the second case in Kaeng Krachan this year, an american young lady was found dead back in January.

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10 Dec 2014 12:21 #2584 by Paul TW
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Very sad, indeed.

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10 Dec 2014 21:53 #2585 by onflipflops
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Saw it on the news. Very sad.

It is difficult to inform every visitor in these parks on what to do whenever they encounter wild elephants.
By keeping distance and watching the animals behaviour it is usually easy to avoid any trouble.
Though with more traffic around, you can get into dangerous situations.

One other thing, I think I have once seen a video about people feeding wild elephants on a road in Kaeng Krachan, and I think it was not the main area. Could actually be the Pa-la-u area. Does anyone know if this is common practise there?

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11 Dec 2014 08:10 - 11 Dec 2014 08:11 #2586 by Paul TW
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Its on the public highway/road to Pa La Lu - its outside the park, I have been just twice (Pa La Lu was just too touristy for me) and had encounters with elephants both times on the road - including one charging my car. There are probably a host of unreported incidents which have not been fatal.

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01 Jan 2015 10:42 #2604 by Bagheera
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The poor lady, so very sad.
Elephants are certainly the creature I am most wary of when entering the forest.

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01 Mar 2017 21:16 #4267 by admin
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A Karen woman has been killed in Thong Pha Phum after being caught between two sets of elephants in the Huay Khayen forest reserve ..........


www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1207172...h-by-angry-elephants

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01 Mar 2017 22:27 #4268 by onflipflops
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Sad to hear. How many fatalities on average per year in Thailand?
How unfortunate, running away from one herd and then running into a 2nd herd (or possibly just more members of the same herd that spread out?).
The herds are the most dangerous. A solitary male is much easier to avoid even though they might be more cranky... About 10 days ago we walked the Khao Hin Daeng trail in HKK and heard some movement in front of us. Nothing loud, I was hoping for/ expecting Phayre's Langur which sometimes is hangin' around in that same spot. Not a bad guess. It was indeed something grey with a tail that appeared in front of us, however a few tons heavier. She was calm. If a female you know you should expect more. But you always hope the rest is somewhere behind her. But whilst watching which way she would decide to go, suddenly there was some cracking from behind us, and shortly after also in a distance from our left. Hmmm, not a pleasant idea being right in the middle of a herd. Being patient and quiet worked. As the female made way for us and we could simply continue as usual. But it remains surprising how you just walk by some of them without knowing. That is the danger. They spread out, and are so quiet. Before you know it you are in the middle of it. There is really no way to know it. And then if you panic, or are unfortunate that some herd members move too close, then it could turn bad.
I haven't seen much herds while hiking in the jungle, and I prefer to keep it that way. IN the end there is a much higher chance to meet a solitary bull than to meet a herd. But make sure to know your escape routes.

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21 Mar 2017 12:01 #4317 by Paul TW
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There's another one this week from Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary -

"A villager was trampled to death by wild elephants while collecting wild produce with a friend in dense forest near the Khao Ang Ruenai Wildlife Sanctuary in Sanam Chaikhet district on Monday afternoon.................."

Full story here ................ www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1218610...ed-by-wild-elephants

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16 Apr 2017 06:29 #4350 by Paul TW
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www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1232779...-refugee-camp-worker


Another person killed by wild elephants - this time in Khun Khao Pawor National Park (just north of Mae Sot)

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19 Apr 2017 14:22 #4363 by Bjarnie
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It happens again.
On monday a 45 year old man died after an attack from wild elephants in the north-eastern corner of Kui-Buri NP near the Pranburi River.

www.khaosod.co.th/around-thailand/news_302704

A herd of 10 wild elephants come close to a pineapple field. Farmers call the NP-staff and border police.
A group of 20 men (NP Ranger and border police) scare away the elephants back to the forest.
One elephant was separated from the group and still try to eat pineapple. 4 men make some noise in the hope that the elephant also turn back to the forest. But the elephant get angry and try to attack the men. They run away but the 45 year old policeofficer stumbles, fall down and the elephant step the man on chest and head.
Just a warning shot frightened the elephant and he followed his herd into the forest.
Unfortunatly there was no chance for the man. His injury were to bad. He died on the way into the hospital.
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04 May 2017 11:52 - 04 May 2017 11:53 #4386 by Paul TW
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and another (close to Khao Ang Rue Nai)

Woman dies after being attacked by wild elephant in Chon Buri
By The Nation

CHONBURI: -- A woman was killed when she was attacked by a wild elephant in the Nong Yai district of Chon Buri province on Wednesday night, police said. The victim was identified as Saithong Khamphranang, 58.

Her son, Rung-aroon Thanomklang, told police that his mother was lighting a fire behind their house in Moo 4 village in Tambon Klong Plue when the elephant suddenly appeared and charged at her.

The son said the elephant kicked her against a tree and pushed her into a pond and ran away. He said he was too afraid to rescue his mother.


Source: www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30314193

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04 Oct 2017 20:00 #4645 by admin
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Another one (death from elephant interaction), sadly ......

www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1336503...aign=most_recent_box

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13 Oct 2017 08:17 #4653 by admin
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A serious injury this time ...... from Kaeng Krachan

englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/wild-mushroom-...achan-national-park/

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08 Nov 2017 09:01 #4686 by admin
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"The spokesman for the Department of Wildlife and Plants Conservation yesterday (Nov 6) warned tourists visiting eight national parks in the country of possible encounter with wild elephants during the cold season........

......Khao Soi Dao in Chanthaburi, Khao Arng Luenai in Chachoengsao, Dong Phyayen in Nakhon Ratchasima, Nam Nao in in Phetchabun, Phu Kradueng and Phu Rua in Loei, Phu Luang in Chaiyaphum, and Khun Pawor in Tak."

englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/park-officials...ephants-eight-parks/

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08 Nov 2017 12:36 #4687 by onflipflops
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One more essential place would be Pala-U waterfall.

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14 Nov 2017 10:31 #4701 by INFO
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Sadly another death from an elephant encounter at Kaeng Krachan, yesterday - a young solider who was trying to help redirect an elephant from a farmers field back into the forest.

www.thairath.co.th/content/1125102

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