CCTV visuals of a herd of wild elephants roaming inside residential areas in Coimbatore city has created a lot of fear among the people in the region. The forest department has advised the public to be extra vigilant at night.
Seven wild elephants entered the town at 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 23, at the IOB Colony in the Vadavalli area of the Coimbatore district. This was recorded on a CCTV camera in the area.
The forest department has advised people in the area to be extra careful as wild elephants usually enter the town at midnight. Now, elephants have started to enter the town in the evening.
The forest department has asked the public to immediately inform them if elephants enter the town and to refrain from making loud noises or chasing them.
The public has been told to be as careful as possible and to avoid making such noises, as shouting can sometimes make elephants angry.
Elephants entering the city in the evenings have frightened people in the area. This has resulted in frightened citizens calling the forest department to carry out daily patrols and prevent wild elephants from entering the city.
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