Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Man-Eating Elephant

An elephant in India that killed 17 was found to have died with human flesh in her stomach.

Men in the area chased the elephants away with fires to plant tea leaves on the elephants' natural habitat. During one of these incidents, the elephant's baby was killed. The elephant then stalked into villages at night and killed one man. The next night, she returned to kill five. This went on, night after night, until the order was given to have the elephant killed. A professional hunter put her down.

DNA testing proved the elephant had consumed human flesh.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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