Eight-year-old elephant rescued from farm well
The well was dredged to create a ramp for the pachyderm
An eight-year-old elephant was rescued from a farm well here at Uppupallam village in a painstaking operation at Rayakottai on Saturday. The jumbo had fallen into the 30-foot dry farm well at Uppupallam village near Udedurgam reserve forest.
The elephant’s distress alarm was heard by the local people in the early hours.
The Forest Department was alerted. In a rescue that lasted over three hours, the farm well was dredged with an earth mover and a ramp was created.
The agitated tusker was given a pathway. Soon, the tusker climbed up the ramp and walked into the reserve forests.
With the start of the migratory season for elephants, villages on the fringes of the reserve forests of Jawalagiri, Udedurgam and Sanamavu that fall along the migratory tract, witness an increase in the number of human-animal conflicts.
Safe and free: The eight-year-old elephant that fell into a 30 feet deep well climbing up the ramp