Abandoned elephant near my house

#1 Apr 8th, 2012, 16:18
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Well..not really.

This guy was hired for a temple procession. After finishing the job, the mahouts tied him up yesterday night and left; apparently, promising to return today morning. Till this time, no trace of those guys. The poor thing is hungry and thirsty. I mustered enough courage to go near it and give it a few buckets of water and a few plantains and a couple of coconut tree leaves. The elephant was wise, and kept its distance while I placed and refilled the bucket; if it had made a wrong move, I probably would have met the real DarkLord already..

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Don't know what to do next. If the mahouts don't return in a couple of hours, we are calling the Police.

No wonder every year a few mahouts turn up under their wards' feet.
#2 Apr 8th, 2012, 16:25
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Sad, really really sad, but more then that all curse words to the temple guys, they will go to hell for sure, if there is any such place.

Darklord, accept my appreciation for doing whatever you could have done. It is a good idea to call the police if no one turns up.
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#3 Apr 8th, 2012, 16:59
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Shame on the temple and the mahouts!

Call the police , but they will only take some money from the those guys and let them off. The only thing that will scare these guys is making a hue and cry about it and reporting it the media (newspapers and TV channels) about how animals hired by temples are treated by their mahouts, will hopefully result in some attention on the plight of these animals!
Call some animal welfare organisation if there is any such thing close to where you live!
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That was very brave, and very kind Darklord.

The police should know what agency to call. It might end up having a happier life in a zoo.

Otherwise, I guess you have to start googling "grass by the ton in trivandrum"...
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Send your photos to the local paper?
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#5 Apr 8th, 2012, 17:42
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Panchayat Member and Police were informed; both arrived and is on scene. An assistant mahout turned up from somewhere. Lets see what happens next.
#6 Apr 8th, 2012, 17:45
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Kudos to you darklord.

I would second Nick's suggestion of sending your elephant snap's to the local newspaper once he has been taken away from there.
#7 Apr 8th, 2012, 18:03
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Yes , Darklord good job trying to feed the elephant! Most wouldn't be brave enough or care enough to try!
#8 Apr 8th, 2012, 18:04
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The elephant has been moved from the residential area to a secluded spot near the river. Everybody is looking for the principal mahouts. The general consensus is that they went on a binge yesterday night and is still out cold somewhere.
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Inform a news channel, Kairali or Asianet, they are hungry for any kind of news , and may be keen to report it!
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There are several underlying social issues/entanglements in the village and I would like to keep my neck above it; unless absolutely necessary. If I make any further move, I may end up getting checkmated (long story). So, my role in this drama is over.

I hope that the police will have a "heart-to-heart talk" with the mahouts. They absolutely deserve it.
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Very kind of you to help the elephant, Darklord!
#12 Apr 8th, 2012, 18:25
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Yes , only those who have lived in village can understand it, but anonymously if possible , or maybe online without revealing your identity! It may help highlight the issue; anyway just let it go if you've had enough of it.
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It still looks like a calf. Pretty Pale....
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#14 Apr 11th, 2012, 14:05
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It is. His tusks have just begun to grow out. "Pale" could be the mud he splattered all over himself; he used a few buckets of water to make a mud paste to cool himself down from the oppressive heat of April.
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Darklord,
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