Wild elephant tries to attack man, son; withdraws when child cried
Marayur: A father and son miraculously escaped from the attack of a wild elephant at Vettukad in Kanthalloor. Puthoor native Ganesan (32) and his 3-year-old son Mani happened to get in front of an elephant on Wednesday evening.
When the father and son were travelling in a bike from Kovilkadavil to Kanthalloor, a wild elephant came out from the shrubs on a bend to the front of the bike. As Ganesan tried to turn the bike, it tipped over and his legs got stuck under the two wheeler.
When the elephant stretched its trunk to them, the child started crying aloud. The elephant suddenly got distracted by the child’s cry and withdrew, Ganesan said. It is the second attack of elephant in the area within one week.