Elephant tramples man to death after being ‘pelted’ with her infant calf

It happened in Ajnashuli, West Bengal, India, as a protective mother elephant had been pelted by local citizens shortly after giving birth to her infant calf. The Daily Mail reports the mother tried desperately to get her baby to its feet, but it was too weak after becoming ill.

Villagers started to throw stones at the two; the mother elephant became enraged and charged at Shailen Mahato, 27, and trampled him to death. Witnesses state the elephant tried to warn the villagers to leave her alone with her baby by stamping her feet and kicking up dust as she stood protectively over her calf. At the time the elephant had been trying to prod the calf to move to the nearby forest.

Not long after the attack, ten other elephants came to the mother’s aid and appeared to terrify  and chase the villagers.

Forest rangers have since roped off the area until the baby elephant is strong enough to be moved into the jungle. Authorities are waiting until the mother elephant calms down.

Never mess with a mom!

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3 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    My Dad was sooooooo right: “you can fix many things but you just can’t fix stupid”…… anyone who takes on a mother gets what they deserve: seriously injured or dead….. any mother, human or animal, will defend her baby to the death……
    You don’t throw rocks at anyone and expect that they won’t try to defend themselves…… clearly these villagers throwing stones are idiots who lack a basic sense of right and wrong…… glad the elephant and her baby are being watched over by the forest service rangers…… elephants are endangered all over the world……. humans are not……..

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  2. Jan Barnes says:

    Are they STUPID or JUST PLAIN INSANE? EVERY LUNATIC PELTING THEM SHOULD HAVE BEEN TRAMPLED!

    FORTUNATELY, HELL DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THE BRAINLESS!

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