Motorists were frightened by a wild elephant that deviated from a lorry and picked up sugarcane on the National Highway near Satyamangalam.
Satyamangalam Tiger Reserve is home to a large number of wild elephants. The Sathyamangalam – Mysore National Highway connects the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka through this forest. Farmers mostly cultivate sugarcane in the Talawadi hills near Satyamangalam.
At present, sugarcane is harvested in the Talawadi hills and transported by lorries to a private sugar mill in the Satyamangalam area via a dense forest road. During the day, wild elephants routinely pluck sugarcane trucks from the forest road and pluck the sugarcane.
In this situation, a lorry loaded with sugarcane from Talawadi was going through the National Highway to reach Satyamangalam. Then a lone wild elephant misleading a sugarcane lorry near the Karappallam check post on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border; It stood on the road for a long time to pluck the cane from the truck.
As a result, other vehicles could not move and traffic between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka was affected. Motorists and passengers enjoyed taking photos and videos of wild elephants plucking sugarcane on their cell phones.
After eating the cane pieces, the wild elephant slowly went into the forest. Following this the vehicles departed.