A hungry grey elephant was caught on camera wandering onto a family’s driveway while searching for food in Chanthaburi province.
The homeowner heard his pet dogs barking so looked up from the balcony where he was resting and was shocked to see a wild elephant surveying the property for something to eat.
CCTV footage shows the three metre-tall jumbo inspecting the garage before leaving empty-trunked a few moments later.
Satap Mochit, 56, said he did not make a noise nor tried to scare the elephant away because he could anger the huge and hungry Jumbo.
He said: “Sometimes elephants visit our garden and the neighbour’s houses to look for bananas, coconuts, and rice. This time though, it walked much closer to the house.”
In the morning, Satap found huge footprints in the garden and a huge pile of elephant dung which they cleaned afterwards.
There were also several broken tree branches and scratches on the car where the elephant had rubbed against it before walking away.
An estimated 2,000 elephants are living in the wild in Thailand and a similar number in captivity. In the wild, they roam through the deep jungle and in the country’s protected national parks.
However, there is a conflict when they come in contact with humans who also use the area of farming and gathering food.
Elephants are a protected animal in Thailand and killing them carries a maximum prison term of up to three years and a fine of 1,000 baht.
Food Park At Big C Ratchadamri Is Dead Without Chinese Tourists
Photos of the Food Park located at Big C on Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok looking like a ghost town have been widely circulated on social media over the past 24 hours.
Of course, food courts are currently closed in Bangkok due to the government order, however, this has been the scene since last April.
Normally the Big C Superstore would be packed from open until close with thousands of Chinese tourists passing through its doors every hour.
The Ratchadamri branch was the companies flagship store making more money than any other in Thailand.
The overflow reached every part of the complex including the Food Park which just like the supermarket, was packed from morning until night.
Now, with restrictions on entering Thailand still in place, both are deserted and like a ghost town.
Lower Sukhumvit Is A Ghost Town
This was the scene showing many closed bars, hotels, shops and restaurants on Sukhumvit Road this week.
Like many people living in Bangkok, I was hoping the powers that be weren’t going to pull the plug on restaurants. Sadly, they did.
They’ll be staying closed until further notice when someone decides it’s safe for people to eat with friends and family again.
There’s a lot of people whose livelihoods are been lost. It really is a sad sight.
Quakers: Pet Duck Rides Owner’s Motorcycle
This motorcycle rider is often seen around Chinatown at night carrying his pet duck on the back of his bike.
Here he is in a video at a retro night market near Bangkok’s Ong Ang canal. Shoppers gathered round to take pictures of the unusual pillion passenger and ask the old man questions about the cute pet.
He said his duck has a name tag around his neck which also has a flashing light and his phone number, in case he ever gets lost. He has a remote control which he says controls the duck.