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Migrating herd seen crossing the Mettupalayam Road

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A herd of elephants, including two calves, was seen crossing the Mettupalayam Road at around 4.30 am today.

According to an official who sighted 11 adult wild jumbos including two calves were crossing the main road early in the morning.

The elephants crossed the Mettupalayam Road and were headed towards Idigarai. Wildlife activist Umesh Marudhachalam said, “This is not new. It is usual for elephants to migrate from one place to another. This is their normal migration season and they travel from Madukkarai to Bhavani Sagar and nearby places through this route.”

“The migration will happen for a month or so, as elephants go in search of water and food. As a precautionary step, warning boards should be kept in these areas. The elephants usually migrate in the mornings. So people should be careful at these times. The elephants are gentle as long as they are not disturbed or threatened. People should not irritate or scare them. This makes them aggressive,” he added.

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