It is a dreadful moment when an angry, starving jungle elephant drives away the forest staff who try to stop it from eating the crops of a farmer in Thailand.
On Sunday, Villagers called officers for help after a herd of elephants invaded their land, searching for food in Nakhon Nayok province.
Two brave wildlife officers tried to drive the animals away. Still, one of the jumbos was furious at being disturbed during its meal. It turned and crashed into the two men.
The wild elephant, known as Sarika, stopped running after the officers when it saw them retreating.
It stared down at the staff, seemingly keeping an eye on them in case they returned.
Sarika then continues to eat the fruit in peace with the other elephants while the national park staff is gone.
One of the officers said that a herd of more than 40 elephants roam the area and feed during the dry season.
However, the area is also being cultivated nearby by villagers, so their crops are often destroyed by animals fed.
Wildlife official Amnat Norasin said: ‘We often get calls from people living nearby when the elephants arrive. We try to help them as best we can, but some of them are very aggressive. ”
The jumbo eats for almost two hours before soaking in a nearby pond and finally returns to the forest at night.
An estimated 2,000 elephants live in the wild in Thailand and a similar number in captivity. They live in sanctuaries, zoos or do rental work at weddings and festivals.
In the wild, there is a conflict when they contact humans, who also use the area for farming and foraging.
Elephants are a protected animal in Thailand. Their killing will result in imprisonment of up to 3 years and a fine of 1,000 baht (£24).
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