Kumkis to protect from wild elephant attacks
Palakkad: Saturday remained peaceful in Dhoni. Putting a temporary hold to the scary atmosphere no wild tuskers were spotted here.
The three wild elephants that were remaining in these areas for the past one week were sent back to the forest on Friday night. It is assumed that they are staying near the Mullakkara adivasi colony.
Even though two kumki elephants were brought here from the Mundoor forest office to send these wild tuskers back to forest, their help was not required as the wild elephants retreated on their own.
At the same time, presence of a wild elephant in Vadakkeppadam near Nochuppulli in Mundoor was also reported. It has caused many damages to the nearby farmlands. Farmers here said that the elephant was seen around 10.30 in the night.
There are almost 23 families living in the Mullakkara colony where the elephants have camped now.
The forest authorities are of the expectation that there won’t be any more attack as the presence of kumkis would prevent the animals from entering human settlement and these wild animals would go back to their natural habitat.